|Project by rance||posted 08-28-2012 04:16 AM||4819 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
A year or so ago I wanted a way to tote my miter gauge to/from WoodCraft to use in the classes I teach so I built this carrying case. A Tool Coffin, if you will. On my miter gauge, I replaced the handle with one of more significance. Pic 4 & 5 show it. Here's another one I upgraded.
I also added a holder for the wrenches. A small block with a few Rare Earth magnets suffices:
I am a true believer in making your tools work better for you. If that means replacing a handle, the so be it. If that means drilling a hole in the top of your tablesaw, then so be it.
I have no idea what wood the handle is. It was from the bargain bin at WC. The coffin was built from Luan. The gussets on the inside really make a difference in adding strength. Not so pretty to look at, but very functional. I am pleased with it.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--