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Project by Doug posted 02-22-2019 01:27 PM 1406 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About twenty years ago I purchased an inexpensive tool set that I keep in my truck. It had come in handy over the years, however: the case being plastic with plastic hinges and catch has finally broken off. With a winters day I thought I’d build a wood case that could house the tool holders. I used 1/2 inch pine with walnut splines and 1/4 inch birch plywood for the top and bottom. The hardware is stuff I had salvaged from other discarded cases.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 01:40 PM

i really like this

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 02:16 PM

How did you attached the plastic tool case to the wood? Construction adhesive, tension fit?

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 02:47 PM

How did you attached the plastic tool case to the wood? Construction adhesive, tension fit?construction adhsive
I used construction adhesive. the weight of the tools was enough to allow the adhesive a good bond between the wood and plastic’

- txtaz7

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#4 posted 02-22-2019 02:54 PM

Nice case. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 02-22-2019 09:51 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Doug!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 02-23-2019 08:12 PM

Great idea and a nice build. I have nice shop filled with great tools, but we bought a cheap plastic briefcase tool holder similar to yours with the most useful household tools. We keep it my wife’s sewing room and it’s been in use constantly for about 20 years for small DIY work. I love it because I don’t have to run out to my shop every time I need a hand tool and I can easily carry it with me to where I working.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-01-2019 12:44 AM

Looks good.I did something similar many years ago… Really nice.

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