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Offline Scorpion

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2015, 11:42 PM »
Here's mine, kinda in progress.  Been busy using it so I've not made progress in months but I couldn't be more happy with how it keeps the stuff I use all in one place and extremely portable. 










Offline MGB

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2015, 12:58 AM »
You guys inspired me to take a stab at a hand tool systainer, and I hate you for it. hah







Took a couple attempts and quite a bit of time. But she's full alright.

Offline JUDOKA

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2015, 04:36 PM »
Nice tool holder SCORPION.
How do you keep your tools so clean  [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]?

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2015, 10:48 PM »

Nice tool holder SCORPION.
How do you keep your tools so clean  [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]?

Thanks!  Been using it a lot lately and am really enjoying having the tools right there with me on a project. 

They look cleaner in the picture than they really are.  I suppose it helps I try to keep them clean too (and I have cheapie tools I use for abusive stuff).

Offline Chris161190

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2015, 08:11 AM »
Here's mine based around a sys 4
Got everything I need in there and isn't too bad on the Wright probably the same as my ts75 boxed

Contains:
Systainer 4 t-loc
12mm birch ply box
Pb swiss screwdriver set
Axminster mini pliers x3
Axminster chisel set 6,13,19,25
Stanley steel master hammer
Steel rule 150/300mm
Jr hacksaw
10" tenon saw
14" wrecking bar
Rider no4 plane
Rider block plane
Stabila 5m tape measure
Hultafors standard knife
Hultafors chisel knife
150mm combination square
Scissors
Black marker pen
Pencil
Biro
Hand sanitiser gel
9" spirit level
6" adjustable wrench
8" adjustable wrench
Jtech combination pliers
Wenger Swiss Army knife
Stanley knife
Corner chisel chopper
Led lenser p3 torch
Pb swiss rainbow hex key set
Bosch spade drill set
Axminster drill set 1-9mm (0.5mm)
2x 150mm f clamps
Counter sink

Chris
« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 08:52 AM by Chris161190 »

Offline c_dwyer

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2016, 08:08 PM »
For who have used the T-loc Sys 5's, can you provide the weights loaded? How are they holding up? I noticed from Ollie's post for the classic sys 5 that he used, it's holding 83 lbs (yikes).  I made my own using a classic 5 and it carry's a mere 43 lbs loaded. I like the idea of 4 connection points (two back, two front) rather than 3 (two back, one front), but maybe my paranoia is being misplaced.

I'd like to make 3 more for my sons, but I'm not having any luck coming up with classic 5's and figure the T-locs might have to do it. 

Any advice among those who have hauled heavier stuff in their T-loc 5's?

Offline Chris161190

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2016, 10:47 AM »
I wouldnt be too concerned about the weight they'll take a lot before they go. We've made up a stack of systainer tlocs about 1.5 meters high full of tools and although not practical the handle did not show any signs of giving way whilst lifting the stack to move it around.

Chris

Offline Ollie

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2016, 06:20 AM »
Hi everyone


I would just like to say that I am very happy to see so much ingenuity and variety going on with these hand tool inserts.

I have been using mine now for a long time ( since original post ) and have found it the best way to carry tools in and out of houses for different jobs, I normally put my Sys 5 down pull out the insert and set it on top for great tool access.
Since posting mine and seeing all the other versions people have come up with I am considering making a new version, I would change very little of the design as it has proven extremely practical in daily use. I think I would make it from nicer plywood rather than random scraps as the original was a bit experimental really.

Scorpion, is that black stuff on your plywood a rubber sheet or something or phenolic plywood? it looks nice.

I have some ideas for making more of these inserts for other tools too, its just a question of getting some time to have a go at them.

Cheers

Ollie

Offline Scorpion

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Hand tool insert.
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2016, 07:33 AM »

Scorpion, is that black stuff on your plywood a rubber sheet or something or phenolic plywood? it looks nice.

I have some ideas for making more of these inserts for other tools too, its just a question of getting some time to have a go at them.

Cheers

Ollie

It's Formica.  I liked the idea of being able to clean it and the durability it adds.  Stole the concept from a pic I found online.



I too have aspirations to build other inserts when I get time.  Think the first two will be an insert for my oscillating tool and one for organizing my MFT accessories (though I'll likely end up needing multiple Systainers to actually do so).
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 09:27 AM by Scorpion »

Offline Ollie

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2016, 08:07 AM »
Thanks Scorpion.

I think it lends a professional appearance to the insert, will see what I can find. I was also considering painting it with something robust like truck bed liner.

Glad to see someone else is thinking of new ways to adapt systainers too.

I have been thinking about using strategically placed magnets for smaller or awkward things.

Cheers

Ollie

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2016, 10:58 AM »
I like the collapsible leather handle on the one above from Chris.  [thumbs up]



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Offline Scorpion

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2016, 12:55 PM »

I like the collapsible leather handle on the one above from Chris.  [thumbs up]



Seth

I agree.  The felt or leather liner in the upper tray is a really nice touch too.

Offline eddomak

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2016, 09:57 PM »
I have been thinking about using strategically placed magnets for smaller or awkward things.

I have used some some rare earth magnets inset into the plywood to keep my metal ruler and combination square exactly in place so that they neither rattle nor interfere with the other tightly packed components.

I also liked wooden pivoting/collapsing handle above as well.

Offline Chris161190

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Re: Hand tool insert.
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2016, 12:15 PM »
Thanks the leather handle is a nice touch I'll admit but it came out of a need rather than aesthetic, it needed to be collapsible and hard wearing and leather seemed the obvious choice.

Also used rare earth magnets to hold rulers etc in position on the side....

Chris