A quick update on the traveling tool tote: it has a bottom now.
First, each floorboard is tacked in position with a headless brad. I’m still a relative novice at driving nails and I want the alignment to be correct when I drive the heavy nails.
Next, I pre-drill and drive the aforementioned heavy nails (CT6, to be exact) at 5″ intervals, which I marked using my new 8″ dividers. I also trim the overhang with a panel saw.
Then, I plane down the remaining overhang to be flush with the case and admire just how well cut nails cinch the work together.
Finally, I spend a few days agonizing over whether I drilled the pilot holes too deep and resolve to drive a few brads through the lower skirt into the floorboards, just in case.
Because nothing can ever just be nice.