|Project by stretchBrian||posted 06-30-2013 10:56 PM||1697 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I travel to our “under construction” cottage quite a bit which means trying to keep tools ‘n parts organized in 2 locations so I came up with this idea.
Bought these bins and made a box to fit them, put a french cleat on the back and a handle on the top and I can move my most commonly used screws securely in one swoop, and hang them on the french cleat in the alternate shops. The strap hinges let it open really wide so when not transporting it everything is easily accessible. The bin columns can be take out as a unit as they interlock and have a strap on top.
This was made with Baltic birch plywood 1/2inch thick. I tried using my new Kregg pocket hole jig to mate the box but was not very satisfied with the way it works on 1/2 inch plywood (I think it would have worked great on a T joint but with the joints on the edge the screws could not be made to stay innside the wood consistently, at least by me).
All in all it took me way too long to build, combined with the pocket hole jig problems it was pretty discouraging, but hopefully it will last for years and i will be happy about in the end.