Tool Consolidation and Portability

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Project by Kabashu posted 04-01-2013 10:36 PM 19783 views 24 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been planning this for years! Sick and tired of carrying black plastic cases in and out of my shop everytime I have a travel job. Tired of opening and closing those same cases everytime i need a tool in the shop. Problem solved. Things I use the most all in two portable boxes that fit into drawers when i’m in the shop and easily loaded into trailer when working off site. Even made a portable charging sation with programable timer to keep them fresh. Long overdue project!

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 11:20 PM

I like it. Great job.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 11:26 PM

Nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 11:46 PM

very good idea.great design and work.
i can see that they will come in handy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 12:17 AM

Fabulous! At least 20 steps past my feeble effort in the same direction. Well done!!

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 12:38 AM

Big time saver Kabashu, well done.

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 01:05 AM

Very nice. Good way to maximize the storage of things that can overrun your shop.

-- Mmmm....sawdust

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 02:31 AM

That’s a clever set of drawers you have built. I really like how you set up drawers at the work bench. I have a similar situation, might have to give it a try.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 09:26 AM

Very nice design and build. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 02:44 PM

Like the energy saving timer for your chargers! Going shopping for that this week!

-- James

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 07:15 PM

Now that you’ve finally gotten it done and were kind enough to share, maybe I can get it done!


-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#12 posted 04-02-2013 10:40 PM

Wow, that is sure a GREAT idea. Will link this and have to add it to my LONG list of workshop improvements. I really like the modularity of it and that it appears that stacking them allows for indexing/alignment fo the individual boxes. .

Thanks for posting.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#13 posted 04-03-2013 05:08 AM

Thats great

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#14 posted 04-03-2013 08:37 AM

Very clever! I have a similar problem, but I am switching over to systainers.

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#15 posted 09-23-2013 05:25 PM

did you add anything to the drawers to help them stack. I was thinking some type of base or alignment pin… just curious.
Nice work….

-- Mike in Anaheim, CA

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