Toto2 Prototype, First Article


Rounding out +Sundry baskets, here is the final Toto2 basket prototype. There are at least two handle styles possible, and I played with the idea of basket hardware.


I improved the proportions from the first Toto, and experimented with lid types.


Here is the first article. It’s Minwax Golden Oak stain and W&N Promarker Marsh Green.


Tomorrow, light and electricity permitting, I’ll be able to photograph the instructions and shop listings. There’s a big windy storm blowing in, and with the ground already saturated… Everything will be alright.

21 thoughts on “Toto2 Prototype, First Article

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Ha, Joyce, thanks! Scarlett is here, there, and everywhere. Right now she’s on my shoulder, having intuited the most counter-productive spot possible. Her super power.

  1. Barbara W. says:

    Brilliant! My favourite basket to date, although I keep wanting to call it the “Toto too” after the line in the movie near the end.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Whoa, Barbara, whoa. “Toto, too’ is totally the line (and the voice) I was going for with the name; I just thought Toto2 was more leet or something. Anyway, I’m glad you like it! I think it will serve a goodly variety of purpose.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Bennie! I just saw in the HBS contest that Susan Perry-Hinkle did an Over the Rainbow build, but I don’t think I saw Toto there, either :)

  2. AlayneSF says:

    This basket style is delightful…I am picturing a red and white gingham cloth, sandwiches, fruit and lemonade. It would also make a wonderful knitting basket…uh oh…the ideas are starting to flow…a great basket design!

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