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Old 10-04-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Homemade Toolbox

I know this topic has come up before, but I just ran across a pretty neat one that I thought I'd share. This may have been posted before, I don't know.


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Old 10-04-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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Wow! that's nice.
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Great Looking Work!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:54 PM   #4
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It's a nice box, but i don't like the top.
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I like it!!
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I don't like the side handle. I would have welded flange nuts to the inside of the outside wall so I could mount a bad ass side handle.
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You are nuts!!!!!!!! lol
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9If i made one it'd be a very big KRA-style box. Snap-on are making a sweet 53" KRA bottom box with a 48" wide top drawer. I want..
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The guy did a heck of a job, great set of skills there.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:20 PM   #10
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The guy did a heck of a job, great set of skills there.
I agree...very impressive!
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:24 PM   #11
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Yes, very nice work. It would be a miracle if I could demonstrate that level of determination and patience these days.

BTW, nice to see you back, UB!
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Yes, very nice work. It would be a miracle if I could demonstrate that level of determination and patience these days.

BTW, nice to see you back, UB!
Thanks Wil, I had to put the nose to the stone at work and my home puter was on the fritz so I was outta commission for awhile. I should be around more regularly now though.
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The guy said he got the metal free from his work and spent less than $300 building it. I like the scissor top. It would be useful for placing the tools that you are currently using. When you're done just put them back in the drawers and fold down the top.
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The guy said he got the metal free from his work and spent less than $300 building it. I like the scissor top. It would be useful for placing the tools that you are currently using. When you're done just put them back in the drawers and fold down the top.
In that case, I suppose it was worth it. That and the pride that comes with building your own box. I would just go buy one though... all the R&D has already been done. CL is your friend!
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im in awe. that takes patience, skill, and a whole lot of determination. i love the top, but you owuldnt be able to pop it against a wall i suppose
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The guy said he got the metal free from his work and spent less than $300 building it.
What was the *cost* in hours?
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I don't know. He may have mentioned it in the thread, I didn't read the whole thing. It would be far more rewarding to design and fabricate your own box than to buy one. This is on my list of things to do before 25 along with design and build a car from scratch(tube chassis and hand custom body). I can't wait until school is over and I have some $$ in my pocket.
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I am pretty sure he figured around 100 hours into it with R&D and everything I like it myself and may try to build one myself someday .


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That would have cost me over $10K in *shop time*
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If you figure everything up that way you would work all the time and never make anything though. That means my Mustang is going to cost hundreds of thousands. Most of the time I enjoy the project more than the finished product.
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