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 Post subject: Too many tool boxes?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:54 pm 
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I have this sickness.... my 1000sqft garage is FULL of tools.. so uch so that when I found this for sale for $100 I left it there because there wasn't room for another toolbox in my garage...

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Then just as I got home I had an epiphany..... so 2 weeks later I'm back at the swap meet & it's still there. We haggle & I wheel it away for $75...

Then I start to clean it up...

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but then decide on powdercoat.... I get a quote for $250 so away it goes.... Today I get a call to tell me to come get it.....

Antique silver carcass & gloss black hammertone on the drawers....

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Ended up paying $80 plus some (free to me) ammo for the powder coating..


But there's still no room in the garage & this is where the epiphany comes into play...

ta daaa.... microwave cart!

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& before you ask.... yes, I am single :)

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:supz: I LOVE IT! :supz:
Take my advice, find a mate who likes that kinda decor. At my wifes request we mounted a 100# bomb casing onto the living room entertainment center. That's when you know you have a good one LOL

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Cherrybomber13 wrote:
:supz: I LOVE IT! :supz:
Take my advice, find a mate who likes that kinda decor. At my wifes request we mounted a 100# bomb casing onto the living room entertainment center. That's when you know you have a good one LOL

I have a German 88 shell above the fireplace, between 2 Wright 1820 master rods :)

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That box looks very nice ZRX! I need to refinish mine (it had a slight accident when my dad was trying to move it a couple times.) Of course I also really need to clean mine out a bit as well. I've still got a lot of farm parts in it from before my dad retired from farming 8+ years ago.


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When I got to the photo of after you had it powdercoated, I thought "now it looks too nice to keep tools in..." Scrolled down to the end, and I guess you felt the same way :D

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Cool! Looks great. I didn't realize they could powdercoat in hammertone.

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A) I'm shocked and a bit upset that anyone could think they had too many toolboxes
B) I always wanted a house with a fireplace because a pair of 1820 Master Rods would make killer andirons to hold logs
That is one clever idea and not a bad use of a MAC rollaway :lol:

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The Inspector wrote:
B) I always wanted a house with a fireplace because a pair of 1820 Master Rods would make killer andirons to hold logs


The end of hearth is currently home to a carb from an R2800 :)

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I sure hope that I haven't been zapped by the tool box virus, but...

Earlier in June, I bought a roller with a tool chest [Brand new], then I bought the hand-made roller tool box from and aviation mechanic, and this past Saturday, I got -cheap- a 1950s Snap-op roller, with tool chest. It has surface rust, and I have already sent it to the shop, to have it sandblasted, and then it will be painted.

This tool box combination, is HEAVY, built of heavy gauge steel...

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VERY cool box, Tulio! :supz: Since I found my early '50s Craftsman roller and top box a few months ago, I am fascinated with vintage tools and boxes. THAT'S what I need around here - another collection. :roll:

Whatever you do, don't visit garagejournal.com, or the hook will be set for sure ... :lol:

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ZeamerB17 wrote:
VERY cool box, Tulio! :supz: Since I found my early '50s Craftsman roller and top box a few months ago, I am fascinated with vintage tools and boxes. THAT'S what I need around here - another collection. :roll:

Whatever you do, don't visit garagejournal.com, or the hook will be set for sure ... :lol:


If there is a twelve step program for this... I am a candidate :D :D

On Tuesday, I bought quite another roller tool box, loaded with tools. Total price paid: $50.00

I was going to send it to the shop, to have it sandblasted and painted, but decided instead, to give it to a good friend.
The tools were a mishmash, some good ones, some not so. But there were easily 20 different types of hammers, from
light weight, to 6 pounders, and four metal working hammers [Those I kept] plus an assortment of Craftsman stuff.

My guess is, even pricing the tools cheap at $1.00 each, that I have easily, purchased $250.00 worth of tools... plus the roller tool box.

This will be the last tool box that I will ever buy. I promise. Sure. yes..... :drink3: :drink3: :drink3: :drink3: :drink3:


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 Post subject: Re: Too many tool boxes?
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Tulio wrote:

This will be the last tool box that I will ever buy. I promise. Sure. yes.....


Yeah, right. :lol: Sweet deal. :supz: What brand is it?


Just call you Toolio. :D

Sounds like the deal I got on my Craftsman box. I can't even begin to name all the tools in it - lots of different brands of vintage tools, with an emphasis on Plvmb. Now I've fallen in love with Plvmb Tools and I'm looking for them. :roll: I got it in a package deal with a 1939 air compressor at a yard sale for $100. :shock:

IMHO, the Snap-on K-60 is the Holy Grail of toolboxes and I must have one. So cool:

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ZRX61 wrote:
I have this sickness.... my 1000sqft garage is FULL of tools.. so uch so that when I found this for sale for $100 I left it there because there wasn't room for another toolbox in my garage...

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Then just as I got home I had an epiphany..... so 2 weeks later I'm back at the swap meet & it's still there. We haggle & I wheel it away for $75...

Then I start to clean it up...

Image

but then decide on powdercoat.... I get a quote for $250 so away it goes.... Today I get a call to tell me to come get it.....

Antique silver carcass & gloss black hammertone on the drawers....

Image

Image

Image

Ended up paying $80 plus some (free to me) ammo for the powder coating..


But there's still no room in the garage & this is where the epiphany comes into play...

ta daaa.... microwave cart!

Image


& before you ask.... yes, I am single :)



Man Cave 101.....


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The father of a gal I know has a garage just like mine, but his addiction is old woodworking tools. The otehr day I mention my addictions & he promptly digs in a tool box & gives me a Proto 1425 body hammer. I mention the sought after 1427, he disappeared into the house & came back with this... 1936 Plomb tool catalog.

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Plomb became Proto back in the day before Stanley took them over & it all went to crap.

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