I teach a adult woodworking class for our local community collage.we use a local high school wood shop to teach out of and have I’ve been doing so for about 8 years and for the same amount of time I’ve been bringing most of what the school does not have in a cardboard box and taking it to the class(I also take my contracting work truck for extra tools I need,but I don’t carry my wood shop tools in my truck. To make a long story a little shorter,I finally decided to make portable tool box instead always carrying around a card board box that I load and unload every week. I thought it would be easy to make up my mind what design I want but the more I look at stuff on line or on LJs the more I get confused.
In my design quest I’ve gone from a very basic design like a 5 board tool box and a handle to a studely type tool box. I ‘ve made up my mind that I don’t want to go that simple as the 5 board box or nor do I want to go as complicated as anything near a studley tool box. So this leaves me some where in the middle.
I like elements of several boxes (shown below )but there are to many options for one box and I don’t do” sketch up” ,so I thought I would through it out to all of our great members and see what you guys come up with.
Since I’m mostly carrying measuring tools ,chisels,a carvers mallet etc(no power or battery operated tools) it doesn’t need to be super big maybe 20” long by no more than 12” wide and 6”-16” tall depending on the design. I look forward to your suggests.
Thanks for your help
-- W James Brokenbourgh Custom furniture maker http://artisticwoodstudio.com/