Multifunction toolbox

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Project by Greedo posted 05-19-2012 at 11:48 AM 4417 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a wooden toolbox that also acts like a workbench with lots of clamping abilities, these simply lock on the systainers so that you always have a portable workbench with you.

i had to make a couple prototypes to get it right, but the result is there. i made several ones for myself of different height, one of them i plan on turning into a portable jigsaw/router table.
I occasionally go help other woodworkers on job sites, and having them not be equipped properly always annoys me. thats where i got the incentive to make this, and it’s simply fantastic to have a mini workbench with you that doubles as a tool box.
i made a video demonstrating it:

for those who are interested i made a 26 page instruction manual with everything you need to build this, including plans, jigs and pictures. I have a page about it on my site
For a small fee you can buy the plans.

thanks for watching!

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 at 12:15 PM

wow cleaver idea

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 at 01:09 PM

great infomercial ! No, really liked it, going to have to see how much you want for plans :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 at 04:13 PM

You should do a link for guys in the US that would like your plans , very cool idea you have .

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 at 05:53 PM

Great idea.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 at 11:24 PM

thanks for the comments, if you follow the link to my web page you can buy the plans there. They are in metric just like the systainers, but i added directions for those who use imperial measures and materials as well.

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 at 06:45 AM

brilliant. I will give these a crack myself. Festool will be asking you soon to sign over the plans!

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#7 posted 05-20-2012 at 11:21 AM

cool :-)
thanks for sharing


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#8 posted 05-21-2012 at 02:13 AM

Super cool idea.
Got to love those.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 at 03:34 PM

That is so cool.

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#10 posted 05-29-2012 at 12:28 AM

I am always amazed by people walking an extra mile to post plans and details. Thumbs up!

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 at 11:34 AM

That’s pretty clever.


-- 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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