new anarchist tool chest (pun intended)

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Project by MattNC posted 07-29-2014 12:43 PM 2974 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have started to learn timber framing and needed a box to house my tools in that I could take to a workshop and then lock up at the end of the day. I had about an hour to build it and was running low on steam, when it came to me, I have a crate from a TOW missile in the attic that would be perfect (who doesn’t own one of these?). My thoughts are if you are going to have an anarchists tool chest you need to make it look like its owned by an anarchist!

A little work on removing the wire bracing and a few spare hinges, locks and scrap wood pieces and it was together. I will build a folding stand for it so I don’t have to tie up two stools but it worked well.

I also fit a lot of tools in the box:

circular saw and 25’ power cord
gloves, eyeglasses, hearing protection
tape measure, combo squares and framing square
bench plane, block plane, rabbet plane
two framing chisels, corner chisel and slick
granfors scandanavian axe
brace and auger bits
bits for my boring machine
oak mallet
a few more misc items

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 12:48 PM

I like it. Excellent example of repurposing. every anarchist needs one.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 02:34 PM

Nailed it. Just don’t drop the box…

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 06:29 PM

Kewl, just don’t drop it on your foot LOL like the oyster said

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 07-29-2014 07:21 PM

Nice tool chest. A friend of mine got hold of a WWII bazooka crate and had me fit it for his telescope.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 07:53 PM

Very cool design! :)

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#6 posted 07-30-2014 11:08 AM

That is perfect!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 07-30-2014 12:34 PM

love it, i need one of those boxes now

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#8 posted 08-20-2014 01:10 PM

I like how the handle on the tool along the back of the box looks a bit like an RPG round.

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