DIY Tool Box Build





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    Default DIY Tool Box Build

    Hi

    I wanted a master craft toolbox but could not afford one so I decided to build my own one.
    I didn't have a workshop at a time and needed to carry my tools out and in every time.
    So the toolbox needed to accommodate a lot of things.

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    I used 25mm tubing for the frame.

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    Tapping holes for the wheels.

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    Cutting the sheet metal for the drawers and sides.

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    I spayed the frame and started installing ball bearing drawer sliders.

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    I had to make a bender to bent the sheet metal into boxes to make the drawers.

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    Bender in action making the side panels.

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    Drawers without drawer fronts and I sized the tool box to accommodate my welder and plasma cutter.

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    I spayed the drawer fronts with chalk board paint and later wrote the contents of each drawer in the front.

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    I put hooks on a sliding rod that hooks in the back of the drawers to lock them.

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    I was feeling artistic and burn't a rose into the wood with a soldering iron.

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    I put aluminium U channel on the front of the drawers as handles.

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    I was going to mount my drill press on the top but the tool box was getting heavy and I didn't want to ruin the nice wooden top.
    This toolbox is a big help to me in keeping my tools in order and carting around.
    This made it easier to get motivated to do DIY projects as I could wheel everything out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moseswal View Post
    Hi

    I wanted a master craft toolbox but could not afford one so I decided to build my own one.
    I didn't have a workshop at a time and needed to carry my tools out and in every time.
    So the toolbox needed to accommodate a lot of things.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0764.jpg 
Views:	347 
Size:	295.8 KB 
ID:	524786

    I used 25mm tubing for the frame.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0598.jpg 
Views:	259 
Size:	353.0 KB 
ID:	524787

    Tapping holes for the wheels.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0616.jpg 
Views:	212 
Size:	397.9 KB 
ID:	524788

    Cutting the sheet metal for the drawers and sides.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0617.jpg 
Views:	206 
Size:	213.0 KB 
ID:	524789

    I spayed the frame and started installing ball bearing drawer sliders.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0624.jpg 
Views:	227 
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ID:	524790

    I had to make a bender to bent the sheet metal into boxes to make the drawers.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0643.jpg 
Views:	212 
Size:	298.4 KB 
ID:	524791

    Bender in action making the side panels.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0653.jpg 
Views:	228 
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ID:	524792

    Drawers without drawer fronts and I sized the tool box to accommodate my welder and plasma cutter.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0742.jpg 
Views:	225 
Size:	366.1 KB 
ID:	524793

    I spayed the drawer fronts with chalk board paint and later wrote the contents of each drawer in the front.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0767.jpg 
Views:	228 
Size:	296.4 KB 
ID:	524794

    I put hooks on a sliding rod that hooks in the back of the drawers to lock them.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	524795

    I was feeling artistic and burn't a rose into the wood with a soldering iron.

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	191 
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ID:	524796

    I put aluminium U channel on the front of the drawers as handles.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	524797

    I was going to mount my drill press on the top but the tool box was getting heavy and I didn't want to ruin the nice wooden top.
    This toolbox is a big help to me in keeping my tools in order and carting around.
    This made it easier to get motivated to do DIY projects as I could wheel everything out.
    Great job. Looks very nice
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    Default Re: DIY Tool Box Build

    Looks great. Making me think.... .

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    Looks great.
    Well done!

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    Great Craftsmanship !
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    Inspiring !
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    Default Re: DIY Tool Box Build

    Well done!
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    Very, very impressive work!
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: DIY Tool Box Build

    Geez, thatís really good. You taking orders
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    Quote Originally Posted by GasHog View Post
    Geez, thatís really good. You taking orders
    exactly my thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by GasHog View Post
    Geez, thatís really good. You taking orders
    I would also be keen on one....
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    Hi

    I am not ready at this stage because I don't have the right tools to make the production faster and the costs lower, but because there is interest I will pursue and get back to you.

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    Looks like a great tool trolley. Did you build the sheet metal bending brake yourself and what thickness can you bend on it ?

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