|Forum topic by WillAdams||posted 12-21-2012 at 11:23 AM||2480 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
12-21-2012 at 11:23 AM
I want to make a small, (inexpensive?), portable tool chest / box for myself, which incorporates a bunch of multi-purpose tools (for some reason they’ve always been a fascination of mine).
The tools should be suitable for making small boxes and maybe other tasks.
Thus far I have:
– gunsmithing hammer
– 3-in-1 Brass Marking Gauge
– Miniature Brass Bar Clamps
– reproduction #1 Odd-Job (or a combination square—- I’d be interested in discussions as to why I’d prefer one over the other)
– Veritas® Chisel Plane
and a 1” chisel—- I guess I should have one or two more, 1/4” was suggested last time—- other size suggestions?
Obviously I need some sort of saw. Considering:
– Reciprocating Saw Blade & Screwdriver Handle
but the screwdriving is redundant. Suggestions for a small, portable saw or set of saws?
I guess a yankee screwdriver for drilling holes, or a set of gimlets, a block plane (Lee Valley Skew) was suggested last time I discussed this, as were files (flat and half round), so maybe a rasp as well.
Marking knife. Dividers / scribe.
Kreg KMA2900 Multi-Mark Multi-Purpose Marking and Measuring Tool instead of a sliding bevel?
In the spirit of things, a jack plane and a couple of blades w/ different grinds.
Will have to make room for my Stanley Combination plane and irons.
I already carry a Leatherman PST (the original) in my laptop bag, so pliers are covered. I also have a small Levenger ``Safety Case’’ (modelled on the cases knitting machine mechanics carried their tools in) which I’ve stuffed w/ a camera tool kit (really a jeweler’s screwdriver, nut driver and wrench set, but that was the description on the case) and a Spyderco Byrd 8 tool harp (really bummed that the Byrdwrench has been discontinued).
Any other suggestions? Thoughts? Comments?