I have always believed that an organized and portable tool box is the first step in doing good work and so since I am a wood worker I made her a Stained Glass Tool Box. As I reward she made me a whole bunch of oatmeal cookies.
This is the box filled with the gear that she hauls with her to the Centre where she has her stained glass class. You know that you are a woodworker when you can go down stairs to your shop and whip a tool box like this up out of stray bits and pieces of wood.
The handle is a piece of broom handle that I kept from years ago, you never know when you will need a bit of heavy, semi straight dowel. So there, its makes a good job with only a little bit of sanding.
The sides are reclaimed wainscoting from a bundle that I picked up at the Re-Store a few years ago. I didn't get enough wainscoting to do a big project but...it has come in handy when I wanted some thin stock, for example to made the sides of a tool box.
I used my router table to plow two dadoes into which I slid a couple more pieces of the wainscoting to provide two compartments You can see that is where the glass and the current projects are carried, while the tools sit in the middle section.
The ends, which are painted in that lovely contrasting white are made from the last cupboard door that I kept when we replaced my Mother's kitchen cabinets two years ago. I hate to buy sheet stock so I hoard it when I find it for free. The bottom that you can't see is made from some really nice pine that was a futon frame once upon a time.
The moral of the story is the entire project cost ZERO dollars in materials and maybe an hour of time. And, it is the right tool for the job, no more carrying glass around in a shopping bag worrying about the whole thing falling over and your work crashing to the ground.
as a PS.