I move tools around the house quite a lot, since my shop is to humid for tool storage.
I selected the largest set of common tools I can carry in one go (which may weight a solid 30kg) and arranged them a two layer stacked tote:
I often use just the top or the bottom, depending on the work at hand.
I also often drop the whole thing is the trunk of the car and drive it to work. It's stable :)
The bottom part is reserved for the longest, heaviest and some less often used tools:
- the standard 3 hand planes set:
- Veritas LA jack plane
- dictum #7 jointer
- Stanley 4 1/2 smoother
- when the tote gets too heavy, I swap these with their equivalent wooden version, much lighter.
- a pretty polyvalent saw set:
- japanese ryoba (fine)
- japanese dozuki (super fine), veritas carcass saw (rip) and a bad coping saw
- some shaping tools:
- a low angle spokeshave
- an adjustable stanley metal spokeshave
- a small draw knife
- a set of hand made rasps
- a strong mora knife (that I use to split little parts, dowels, wedges, etc)
- some mineral oil
- winding sticks
- false square
- a wooden hand plane mallet
- someday I fit a diamond plate on the side but I don't do that anymore, it's just to heavy.
The top part contains smaller tools and 80% gets used during any and every woodworking job.
- Measuring tools
- combination square (small and big actually)
- protractor (I hate it)
- caliper (never use it)
- dovetails or angle templates (I like them)
- Marking tools
- pens (2b, and wax)
- knives (usually homemade)
- markers (for sharpening)
- awl (precise and useful)
- marking gauges (usually not in the box)
- a compact set (dictum or swiss made)
- usually no mortise chisels
- always a blunt chisel, for scraping and shaping
- Small hand planes
- block plane, mine is a veritas skew rabbet plane, with a fence
- finger plane, that I use ALL-THE-TIME
- router plane, also veritas, that I sometimes use as a making gauge when I forget the actual gauges
- a small tapping hammer, with a beech face and a brass face.
- a scraping blade set
- a scraper burnisher (which also acts as a screwdriver, an actual burnisher and a file), great stuff
- always a small diamond stone to touch up a knife, a chisel …
- depending on the projects, there are always some rasps, files, floats, etc
- a small box of small nails and such