Tool Chest

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Project by mbbrogan posted 04-08-2008 07:34 AM 4422 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool Chest from ShopNotes: September 2007 – Issue 95

I wanted a tool chest that I could put in the back of my Ford Explorer and the Tool Chest from ShopNotes: September 2007 – Issue 95 was just what I wanted and looked like a fun project.

It is made from inexpensive materials and I was able to make it in a weekend. It was in the the SUV on the following Monday (it has been banged around a little already). Inside dividers can be easilly changed, based on what is being stored.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-08-2008 11:23 AM

This is a solid looking tool chest that should be able to take a lot of abuse. I need to add one of these to my to do list. I generally just toss my tools in a 5 gallon bucket and go. This is a much better alternative to that.

Good job and thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 04-08-2008 11:59 AM

Wow, sweettt box. this is a great design, very roomy. Does it bolt down or can you put it on wheels in case you want to move it? How heavy is this without the weight of the tools? This is nice!!! How long did it take to make and how much did it cost?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 04-08-2008 04:21 PM

Great looking tool box. Looks like it should last you quite a while!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 04-08-2008 04:28 PM

Looks very sturdy and functional!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-08-2008 05:08 PM

It is a very utile project. Is’nt shopnotes the best mag. I subscribed a couple months ago. Man what have I been missing? mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-08-2008 06:31 PM

Great looking tool chest. It should serve you well. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-10-2008 02:27 AM

Boy, thats a great looking box. I have been planning to build a tool chest for work, and I think you just made up my mind. I really like that!

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#8 posted 04-10-2008 08:40 AM

Something built to take a lickin’.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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