GtGrouch and OLDTOOLS:
Sadly, I believe you will find that Bill Rittner is no longer offering knobs and
totes. I do not have any information as to whether or not he is processing
orders for the other items
Note that the last blog entry on that site is dated September 2015.
Read that website carefully; he was spending two hours on the “finishing
touches” of each tote. Very difficult to make money that way, although from
what I heard back at the time, his product was impeccable. Note especially his
use of 5/4 stock rather than 4/4 stock!
I’m still kicking myself for not ordering a lifetime supply while they were
Is there a niche market for high-quality replacement totes? You betcha! Some
tool & die person should make a mold which emulates the best Stanley tote
profile for #4 through #8, perhaps with some “fattening,” and have them produced
in an attractive and durable sort of plastic, perhaps red Tennite. ( ala
Millers Falls )
In sweltering Port Reading, NJ, where I’m hiding out in my GF’s Central A/C.