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C-4 Toolbox

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Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 06-09-2016 02:10 AM 1592 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I was looking through the projects on LJ’s I saw 7Footer’s Screw Swap project and it reminded me of a toolbox that I built for one of our Forward Operating Base (FOB) units while I was in Afghanistan back in 2010. As you can see the toolbox started out with an empty C-4 box and I cut plywood and screwed it in place to keep all of the sockets together instead of looking like a yard sale socket bin. The other two trays were designed to sit on top of each other. When I presented it to our EOD team at the other FOB they were ecstatic as they only tools they had were their Leathermans. The next time they came to visit they said that the Army company they were with wanted to know if I could make more since they were so handy. Unfortunately I did not have enough tools to make another one. Thinking back on it, I wonder what happened to the C-4 toolbox?

-- Jake





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#1 posted 06-09-2016 02:22 AM

Great Job Jake. It continues to prove that necessity is the mother of invention.

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 04:35 AM

Never leave these item unattended they tend to walk!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-09-2016 04:58 AM

That’s awesome.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 06-09-2016 05:41 AM

Nice raw and rustic box- army style – my favourite.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-09-2016 01:37 PM

Thanks BurlyBob.

-- Jake

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#6 posted 06-09-2016 01:38 PM

robcastle, when we rotated out, the EOD team I built this for said they still had it under lock and key in their MRAP…of course that was five years ago now but yes, things like this did and probably still do have a way of walking off.

-- Jake

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#7 posted 06-09-2016 01:44 PM

See we should have gone with the small parts box for the next swap.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#8 posted 06-10-2016 11:15 AM

Well,
Lets hope whoever has it now fully appreciates the effort that went into it

-- Regards Robert

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