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Old 10-13-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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This is cooler than hell... A guy named Rolf makes these tool boxes by hand somewhere in Europe. I haven't gotten many details out of him yet, but I'm hoping I can get him to...

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Old 10-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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very cool
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Checked out the web site for Aero-1946. He's got photos of his shop and works in progress. Some pretty cool stuff.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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OMG Now thats what I'm talking about
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #5
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Cool Stuff.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #6
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Very cool looking but I'd be afraid that I'd dent it the first time I toss my hammer in there.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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Wow that is art!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:00 PM   #8
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Sorry for the stupid question, but what are those rods sticking out used for? Do they hold the part in place so you can get a few rivits in there?

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Old 10-13-2011, 03:08 PM   #9
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They are called Cleco fasteners and as you surmise they are to hold the panels in place temporarily until a few of the rivets are set.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...heetholder.php

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Old 10-13-2011, 03:26 PM   #10
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Wow...Most Excellent!!! My father had something like (made form wood of course) that he used when I was growing up. Now I just use Bucket Boss bags. something really speacial and nostalgic about those. Gives me an idea for another project though!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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I like it. It's a much more useful ratio of side height to handle height too. I have a wood tool carrier that I made as a cub scout from a template that we all used, and the handle is too close to the sides, making it impractical to actually use. This thing looks much better proportioned.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:43 PM   #12
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Hmmm.. not too difficult to copy
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #13
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must. have. it.


that's it. i'm learning how to rivet.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:57 PM   #14
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At work practically everyone has a "home made" (known as a "G" job) tote tray, many very similar to the one shown in Ryan's post. They are, for the most part, riveted together with scraps and ends from the sheet metal cutting area, and whatever you can scrounge up.

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:40 PM   #15
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He made an ass of that join between the bottom & the back of cabinet...

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I definately want to get that tool box.
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That's really nice.
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Very cool looking but I'd be afraid that I'd dent it the first time I toss my hammer in there.
That's why I'd put it in my house as a liquor cabinet!

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Anyone see the low-budget press and die he uses to stamp those end plates?

I learned a lot on that site.

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