View Full Version : I do like a good tool(box).

1st Jan 2014, 17:08
As the grandson (on my mother's side) of a joiner I can't help but speculate on what he'd have made of this.

Picture of the Day: The Studley Tool Chest «TwistedSifter (http://twistedsifter.com/2013/07/ho-studley-tool-chest/)

1st Jan 2014, 17:16
Looks great - until somebody comes up with the "must have" new tool that makes something so much easier and you haven't got space for it.

I have my basic plumbing kit in a tool box (plastic with lift out tray) made by "STACK ON", an american company I believe. It is really tough and has given me very good service. I'd now like to get another to rebox my socket set but I've had the old one so long I can't remember where I got it from and despite much googling I can't seem to trace the same thing now (in UK, anyway). Anybody seen these in their local toolmongers?

Lon More
1st Jan 2014, 17:27
Plenty on FleaBay or Sears will ship worldwide

1st Jan 2014, 17:33
Looks as if he was a Mason as well as a carpenter.

tony draper
1st Jan 2014, 18:10
That picture is hard core porn for shedites,:rolleyes:

1st Jan 2014, 18:15
Police find man’s $5,000 missing gold necklace in woman’s privates (http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2013/12/w8287.html)

http://s23.postimg.org/fwrucqv9n/gold_necklace_out.jpg By: Ryan Lee Hall (http://www.yourjewishnews.com/p/contact-us.html)
A prostitute was arrested after being accused of stealing a gold necklace from a man with whom she slept with.

The father of two, had a lot of explaining to do after his $5,400 necklace went missing.

The man, who was identified as Cosmos, was forced to call police to report the theft.

He told police that he believed the thief was Tessy Emorvon, a prostitute, with whom he had slept with.

He explained that he had the gold necklace when he entered the hotel room to meet the woman, but when he woke up it was gone.

Although Emorvon, 26, of Lagos, Nigeria, admitted to working as a prostitute, she denied having anything to do with the stolen gold chain.

Emorvon was arrested and was held in jail pending an investigation by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).

After spending several days in a detention center, the woman was fed up with the interrogation and changed her story.

She confessed to police that she did take the necklace.

When police demanded to know where the necklace was hidden, to their surprise, the woman started undressing.

She suddenly reached into her privates and produced the necklace.

Cosmos now believes that the woman drugged him before she stole the necklace.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and pulled the necklace out of her privates. An investigation in the matter is still ongoing,” Lagos State Police spokesperson Ngozi Briade said.

tony draper
1st Jan 2014, 19:41
If I owned and used it after one day it would be in utter chaos,one is not the keeper of a tidy toolbox, one is always suspicious of tidy toolbox keepers,one suspects as they busily keep everything neat and tidy and in it's place others are doing all the graft.

1st Jan 2014, 20:33
but can he lift it ? I need to lug mine around in the boot (trunk for the USA readers) of my car more than occasionally.

1st Jan 2014, 20:39
Took 3 blokes to lift it onto the wall mount.

1st Jan 2014, 20:40
More tool porn...

KNIPEX - The Pliers Company. - Home (http://www.knipex.com/)

1st Jan 2014, 20:50
There are people who collect tools and those who use them, and never the twain will meet. The tenon saw looks to have rust on it. A "user" of tools would have applied a light coating of machine oil to prevent same. So the owner of the OP's toolbox looks like a collector.

Loose rivets
1st Jan 2014, 21:10
I expect being dead had a lot to do with not oiling things. :p

Lon More
1st Jan 2014, 21:30
maybe not rust but beeswax?

1st Jan 2014, 21:36
And beeswax to you to.

(Beeswax - an expression used by my ex MiL when she really meant something much stronger) :)

2nd Jan 2014, 00:53
My workshop starts each job looking like that tool box, a place for everything and everything in its place. At the end of the first day, it usually looks like a sh!tfight, and it stays that way until I can't find something. Then it gets cleaned up, and the process starts again.

There are many people who collect & restore, rather than use tools. Sometimes they die, and if they've done a good job, I might buy their tools and use them.

2nd Jan 2014, 01:18
Hydromet, :ok: I wonder if I could ever find a box big enough to hold the tools I have, might like to have or might have next week after a visit to the "tool shop". Here, new hooks keep being screwed into walls, new spaces on doors keep being made for hanging the latest acquisitions, and so forth. A box like that just makes me wonder.

2nd Jan 2014, 05:27
I considered making one for my hand tools, but as I do most of my work in the workshop, I make do with racks and shadow boards. I do still have & use some of my father's tools, and a couple of my grandfather's. Unfortunately, I had to dispose of his broadaxe and crosscut saw when I cleaned out his shed, as I had nowhere to keep them at the time.

2nd Jan 2014, 10:10
Mythbuster Adam Savage is somewhat known for his tool boxes:

Inside Adam Savage's Toolbox | Wired Design | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/design/2012/08/inside-adam-savages-toolbox/)


2nd Jan 2014, 10:11
Emorvon was arrested and was held in jail pending an investigation by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).

After spending several days in a detention center, the woman was fed up with the interrogation and changed her story.
Under what draconian regime can a person be held for "several days" on mere suspicion?

2nd Jan 2014, 10:21
In the UK, by claiming the necklace may be the proceeds of terrorism, 14 days without charge.
In the USA, 2 days
In Canada, 1 day.
Netherlands, 15 hours.

2nd Jan 2014, 10:41
It's generally 8 hours in Australia - which can be extended to 12 hours if the police seek a magistrate's authority.

2nd Jan 2014, 12:41
I have five tool boxes:
1. Household tools that I've never needed at work.
2. Car tools - which lives in the boot. (trunk for Americans and elephants)
3. Larger tools [this is on wheels with tow rope] that I used only rarely
4. Main hand portable tool box, that I used when I was a 'hands-on' Techie
5. A 'Snap-On' 1/4" drive socket set, bought for a massive £35 (Almost a week's wages at the time) when I left the RAF.

At that time one's tool-kit was inspected by the foreman before you were offered a job. Tools tell everything about the tradesman who uses them.

As a time-served tradesman, anyone who asks to borrow a tool from me goes immediately onto my "ignore list"

2nd Jan 2014, 14:07
Have just up sized the work kit to a double width roll cab and top box,
Have sold the old roll cab and will bring the top and mid home.
Now I can upgrade the home stuff and spend the money I saved on more power tools
Yay me

Reminds me I need to upgrade the car kit too

cockney steve
2nd Jan 2014, 14:10
What a beautiful and comprehensive toolkit, just a shame that much of it is totally obsolete.
I have an eclectic collection of large empty emulsion-tubs and plastic storage boxes and have made several attempts to keep all tools for one trade together....some are inherited, gifted,bought ancient but still perfectly usable... the problems start with "crossover" tools....the brick-bolster that can double as a pry-spoon or dolly for panelbeating...likewise the concreting /plastering floats and trowels...the pliers...woodwork? electrical? plumbing? mechanic's? even having several sets, doesn't help, 'cos they're all different. same with hammers...everything from a brick-hammer, slater's , Engineer's ball-pein, cross-pein,down to veneer-pin size (handy for finishing alloy Land rover wings) saws and screwdrivers :eek: then there's all the powertools.....sawbench or pullover chop-saw...or maybe I'll get by with just the 8* portable circular....but laminate kills blades...better take a hacksaw and blades as well......
Grinderette...choice of sanding-discs....diamond cutoff disc and spare....stone cutting/metal cutting/metal grinding... (that's another 10 litre pail ful, just for the grinderette....then there's the 9" grinder which I just use for metal and masonry cutting....only need 1/2 doz. discs for that, but have to keep all my spares together....so a dozen discs, the grinder, the retainer-keys....Oh, did I mention the extension lead?

I do have a "Crescent" toolkit in a blow-moulded case, bouhjt from Costco some years ago , for under £50 After much heart-searching, I allowed the "American , lifetime-guarantee" and "ISO" and "TUV" to override the fear of "made in China" in tiny print
Same layout as the original pic....a large base with a "short" set of spanners AF and Metric....sockets, deep and standard...double and single hex...1/2" drive/3/8" drive and 1/4" drive....the "doors" hold screwdrivers, including a magnetic bit-driver and 4-strips of flat/ph. poz. Torx. square/ 1/4-square-drive bits...couple of ratchets and extensions....short range of AF and metric allen wrenches.

Much to my amazement, the 1/4-drive stuff has handled all the abuse i've treated it to and after a job, it has to have stuff returned to the right positions, otherwise the lids won't close...I haven't lost a thing, yet.

Snap-on, lovely finish, some items unbeatable... (flare-nut spanners with extra thick jaws, don't cut into or crush a tight pipe-nipple, - screwdrivers have really good tips that don't normally slip)

but most of their kit is , imho, a vanity-purchase..Brittool , Teng and a host of others do the job well and don't give a nervous breakdown if one goes "awol"....now I'm old, I tend to appraise wether I'll get my money's worth before I croak! no good leaving great tools to some other bugger that won't appreciate them!

2nd Jan 2014, 18:56
Pah, strap on is vastly overrated
There is plenty out there of same or better quality without the ego price tag

The socket sets are good, my most used one is a 1/4 inch teng metric mini set

I have a set of Bondhus Allen keys that get used daily and still not broken them

You can have all the shinies in the world and still be useless with them

2nd Jan 2014, 19:09
I have a wealth of tools. They are out in the garage. The only problem is I can't find the one I am looking for when I need it. Funny though, it always turns up when I've moved on to another project and looking for something else entirely.

2nd Jan 2014, 21:44
That's not a toolbox! ....... THIS is a toolbox!!


KINCROME Ultima Tool Workshop - YouTube

Features of the all-stainless-steel, Kincrome Ultima mobile Tool Chest combo ...

• 22" LCD Television with remote control, digital ready
• Pioneer Stereo with DVD, CD and AM/FM Radio and remote control
• 46 Litre Fridge with freezer
• 4 x Heavy Duty swivel castors
• Stainless Steel Design
• Ball Bearing Slide Drawers
• Will play Smartphones, MP3 Players, USB compatible, CD, DVD’s
• Fully lockable
• 6" Pioneer Speakers
• Drawer Anti Slip Matting
• Gas Struts lid support
• Down Lights
• Top Bench working area

Dimensions - 1330 x 580 x 1760MM

One has to stand in front of a Kincrome Ultima to get the full impact of the sheer size of this outfit.
It would go well with any 3.5 tonne, diesel, 500 HP, urban-assault pickup truck. :)
Bragging rights guaranteed.