Preserving a time-providing a purpose

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Project by Chris posted 12-18-2017 06:22 AM 2474 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Craftsman socket set box of old demanded attention. It was a way to also preserve a time when ratchets and sockets were made in the US. Provide a little respect by making a unique home for them….the plastic box falling apart expedited the process.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#1 posted 12-18-2017 08:32 AM

Certainly looks like a very neat and practical solution to the original container.

Very impressive result! ...however it does look like looks like a scrap bin dive job?

Regardless its certainly something worth honking about thats for sure!
Good job!

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 12-18-2017 01:04 PM

Nice job building a new case for your sockets!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 12-18-2017 04:05 PM

Looks great. My old Craftsman plastic case just gave up the ghost so I need a new storage case. I may steal a few ideas.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#4 posted 12-18-2017 05:21 PM

That’s awesome.

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#5 posted 12-18-2017 05:34 PM

Beautifully and skillfully done. Looks like it belongs right beside a Gerstner Tool Chest (

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 12-18-2017 05:41 PM

Beautiful case. Looks like a throwback to classic design. Well done!

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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#7 posted 12-18-2017 06:10 PM

This tool box is beautifully done and shows a lot of details and craftsmanship. I love the design and wood that you have used for the box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-18-2017 08:46 PM

That is an ingenious design!
The handle really sets it apart.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 12-18-2017 09:32 PM

well done, looks great!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 12-18-2017 09:41 PM

I love the handle 8^)

An old school twist on a Festool systainer, very nice workmanship!

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#11 posted 12-18-2017 09:57 PM

Wow – Very well done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 12-18-2017 10:55 PM

Man that is sweet! Love the handle.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 12-19-2017 01:48 AM

Looks great! My granddad put his old Craftsman socket set case in a wood frame, but I wold like something like this because there is that one wrench that will not stay put lol

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#14 posted 12-19-2017 03:28 AM

...however it does look like looks like a scrap bin dive job?
- robscastle

does that really matter? Builds shot off the hip are therapeutic for me. Plus, I don’t like setting up all sorts of precision paraphernalia.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#15 posted 12-19-2017 03:38 AM

I toiled over the way I was going to make the handle for a couple of weeks. I wanted to make it out of wood initially but in my mind’s design, to handle the load without fear of losing it, would have been slightly obtrusive. I wanted the box to be more organic. It just wouldn’t come to me. Then it happened, one day I found myself standing in an old salvage/ antique shop browsing old relics. Came across this old wrench and it just felt right from the beginning.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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