|Project by oldguy2||posted 02-12-2017 11:58 PM||649 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
In the continuing story of using my scrap buy and my shopsmith shelf was a fail. I bought a craftsman tool chest for the accessories. Tool chests need silica bags to prevent rust has been my policy for years. So after Christmas I have been a collector of more silica bags from boxes and gifts, anywhere. So in my shop I had more than enough for the small nylon stockings I use in the drawers to keep the bags together. And I wanted to keep the extra bags in one place. I went to my scrap box and made this from two boards..about 5 and 1/2 ends by 4 and 1/2. and sides about 4 and 1/2 square. I sized the bottom as a press fit. The top is three pieces a square to fit inside, main lid between the edges and a handle. Everything was a glue up. and about two hours as an impromtu idea. Inside will be a plastic bag with extra silica bags as I get more and some nylon hose from my wife that I will use as holder bags in the drawers to allow air to circulate. Silica bags can be microwaved to dry them out. Another tool chest I have for chisels and wrenches has never collected rust on tools in the drawers and I have had basement shops and garage shops. Free moisture prevention. Later I may stain or polyurathane this. It also gave me some gift box ideas like dowel pins for to hinge the lid on one end and round the top corners of the box sides. Or decorative edge on the lid with the router before I put that handle on.