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Offline WastedP

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2016, 08:03 PM »
I wish doctors in ER using this type of system so they did not forget surgery knife in patient bodies. LOL.

In the hospital I worked in, every surgical tool and rag had a barcode on it that was scanned with a handheld Symbol unit when the item entered the operating theatre and scanned again when it was put in the bin for sterile processing.  Things that were intended to be left inside a patient were also scanned.  There were PC workstations in each OT where the surgical tech responsible for keeping track of inventory could double-check stuff, and even send the info to a monitor on a boom arm next to the cutting area.  They were big on lean manufacturing processes to cut costs and errors in surgery, but the enthusiasm for efficiency never made it to the managers of the on-site cabinet and countertop shop.

Offline RKA

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2016, 09:09 PM »
You know, it's funny, my auto related tools are in a large KRL toolbox, mostly organized neatly as Oliver's is.  And everything gets wiped down before its stowed.  The deeper drawers invite some chaos.  For years I had inadequate storage and things were all over the place and now everything for working on the cars fits in the box with room to spare.

But the woodworking tools...I only have a small tool box in the basement and everything else is scattered everywhere...complete chaos!  Like a hoarders episode.  Need to build some tool organization down there!  There is no horizontal surface that doesn't have stuff on it.
-Raj

Offline Cheese

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2016, 10:35 AM »
Found a great video on Snap-On's ATC Level 5 - Just in case anyone else is interested.

Thanks for posting Oliver, I didn't know Snap-on offered this service.  [thumbs up]  It's pretty user friendly and transparent except for that nagging voice in the background. Strictly a vision system application.

Way better than scanning with a Symbol scanner all the time, that'd certainly become a PITA.

Offline BadRobot

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2016, 07:02 PM »
This is my custom built Sys Port.  It built from 80/20 T-Slot Aluminum Extrusion.


Offline BadRobot

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2016, 07:07 PM »
This is my woodworking measuring tools.  I don't have much space on my wall.  So I stacked them up.

Online Knight Woodworks

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2016, 09:34 AM »
Bad Bot,

Like that Sys Port built with 80/20, got any more pics?

John

Offline Cheese

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2016, 11:58 AM »
@BadRobot

I also like 80/20 SYS Port. How are the shelves/drawers held in?

Offline BadRobot

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2016, 05:24 PM »
@BadRobot

I also like 80/20 SYS Port. How are the shelves/drawers held in?

Here they are.

This is the first generation.  I am working on dual stack that can fit both Systainer and Harbor Freight storage boxes in the same rack without each horizontal t-slot for each rail.


Offline Cheese

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2016, 05:46 PM »
Got it, thanks...so you're just fastening the slides directly to 80/20 side supports?

Offline BadRobot

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2016, 05:55 PM »
Got it, thanks...so you're just fastening the slides directly to 80/20 side supports?

Yes, based on this version, I just adjust the T-Slot side rail up or down.  So I don't have to pre-drill holes as plywood.  The second version does not use horizontal side rails.  It drives the cost down a lot.

Online Knight Woodworks

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2016, 06:00 PM »
Thanks for the show and tell, that's pretty cool.

John

Offline leakyroof

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2016, 09:43 PM »
2 drawers only for now. Screwdrivers and Pliers or 'plier-ish'
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline leakyroof

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2016, 09:46 PM »
Pliers. Only the most used ones get the tidy-out in front location of the drawer.. [wink]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline typeshige

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2016, 01:02 AM »
Regarding that 8020 one, what's your method of making accurate repeatable cuts to the T slots?

That looks great and hopefully you don't mind others borrowing some ideas!

Offline BadRobot

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2016, 11:55 AM »
Regarding that 8020 one, what's your method of making accurate repeatable cuts to the T slots?

That looks great and hopefully you don't mind others borrowing some ideas!

There are 2 methods that I can think of.
1. Buy t-slot from 80/20 with the length you need.  So it is pre-cut and square with pre-tab and counter bore as option.  Just kidding but it work if you don't do a lot of cutting, it might be cheaper.
2. Buy aluminum blade and put it in TS 55 REQ.  Then cut to specific length on MFT/3.

I don't want to steal this thread.  I will create a new post for 80/20 Sysport after I take an exam this week.  I have 2 versions of 80/20 Sysports.  One is what you saw here.  Another one is double stack.  I can put either Systainers or Harbor Freight storage boxes in the same rack.  I also made 80/20 gig to drill counter bores and holes for end fasteners on a drill press.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2016, 12:52 PM »
There are 2 methods that I can think of.
1. Buy t-slot from 80/20 with the length you need.  So it is pre-cut and square with pre-tab and counter bore as option.  Just kidding but it work if you don't do a lot of cutting, it might be cheaper.
2. Buy aluminum blade and put it in TS 55 REQ.  Then cut to specific length on MFT/3.

Here are 2 more...put a Festool aluminum blade (495385) on a Kapex or invest in a low RPM chop saw and cut all metals including stainless.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2016, 12:56 PM by Cheese »

Offline BadRobot

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2016, 05:30 PM »
This is mine.  If the aluminum extrusions are long, I just connect one side to my Sysport which has a horizontal bars so I can cut up to 110" long.


Offline Kevin C.

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2016, 04:53 PM »
My first toolbox. Built in 2006. Maple veneered baltic birch. Walnut handles and full extention drawer slides. Holds all my mechanics tools, and plenty of woodworking tools as well.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2016, 12:29 PM »
When I built my bench, I built a tool box to fit underneath.  When I first built it, there was plenty of room, but now it's crowded and I need to figure out what I want for my next toolbox.

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Offline Michel

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2016, 12:21 PM »
I think this is my first post on the FOG. Ive built this toolbox to bring the handtools I use in school everyday. I also bring a combi systainer with a cxs, hearing protection, drills, bits etc. Ive been a carpenter for 10 years, and back problems made me start in school again. If everything goes well, im an educated cabinetmaker/furnituremaker in march 2018. And now to the toolbox ! :)

The box is inspired by Tom Fidgens Cabinetmakers Toolchest, from Unplugged Workshop. It is made from danish oak and american walnut.



« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 12:28 PM by Michel »

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2016, 12:24 PM »
I think this is my first post on the FOG. Ive built this toolbox to bring the handtools I use in school everyday. I also bring a combi systainer with a cxs, hearing protection, drills, bits etc. Ive been a carpenter for 10 years, and back problems made me start in school again. If everything goes well, im an educated cabinetmaker/furnituremaker in march 2018. And now to the toolbox ! :)

The box is inspired by Tom Fidgens Cabinetmakers Toolchest, from Unplugged Workshop. It is made from dansih oak and american walnut.



Hi Michel,

    Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

    Very nice and great first post!!  [thumbs up]

Seth

Offline RickyL

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2016, 05:35 PM »
This is my "home" toolbox. In the workshop I have, 9 boxes!  :-[

TXS, TSC 55REB, CTL Midi, BHC 18, C18Li, T18+3, PSC 420EB, Kapex KS120 EB, OF1400, EHL 65 EQ, ETS EC150/5, RO150 FEQ

Offline Michel

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2016, 11:50 AM »
This is my "home" toolbox. In the workshop I have, 9 boxes!  :-[

That my friend, is either a very large toolbox, or a very small workshop ! :)

Offline RickyL

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Re: What about a show your toolbox thread?
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2017, 04:46 AM »
Heres one wall at work the other wall is the same.

TXS, TSC 55REB, CTL Midi, BHC 18, C18Li, T18+3, PSC 420EB, Kapex KS120 EB, OF1400, EHL 65 EQ, ETS EC150/5, RO150 FEQ