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Post  Kim Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 pm

Got back into the shop after a few days away, and starting to outfit this cool wooden chest I got from Harbor Freight last week.

For a while now, I've been wanting to gather ALL the stuff needed to work on my little engines into a one-grab case, rather than having it scattered around the shop.  Gonna "duplicate-buy" every gasket, wrench, poker-prober-piston setter-tubing-flusher widget I can think to throw in it. Probably drag it to S.M.A.L.L. and back without needing anything from it, but I'll be loaded for bear should a need arise.

So, the prep goes on...gonna get me a couple of those little flexible-neck reading LED's that clamp to the top of a book, and try to find that bucking bar I made in machine class back in the 70's for use as a base if I decide to smash a socket around a ball joint!!!

"Send me your poor, your decrepit, your castor-stuck, your combo-pliered finned, your broken drive pinned, your unloved back-drawer refugees...for I shall make them live again!"
.......................................................The Book of Kim.............


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Post  NEW222 Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 pm

That's a nice looking tool box / chest there, and does look like you are stocked up well.
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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:03 pm

I can’t believe you found that at Harbor Freight. I wonder if some proper mechanic dropped it by accident.

Looks good Kim!
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Post  gkamysz Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:56 am

All the machinists with Gerstner boxes are crying.
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Post  getback Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 am

Man that is nice and got plenty room too . like the stickers !! Did you get a hand truck to pull it around lol!
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Post  rsv1cox Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 am

Nifty Kim, I like the way that those drawers swallow up those compartmentalized plastic boxes. I love the things.

Decals too earn a bravo.

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Post  fredvon4 Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am

A common theme of control line pilots is they are very frugal I mean cheap tight wads...sorry just a common fact that few would ever dispute

I have seen many variants of "field Boxes" or on site "tool Boxes"  in fact frequently on forums like RCG or RCG or StuntHanger whatever are photo essays of the various bits of kit used and adapted vs the typical Tower Hobby or Great planes boxes

I digress.... lots of folks have adapted all sorts of Big Box store tool chests for field uses...some come with handles and wheels and some guys l make contraptions that look like a 1 yard wheelbarrow...grin

I intend to buy one or more of the HF tool chest (they are real inexpensive) for one of my shops measuring tools and one for my ammo reloading stuff (maybe two got a LOT of stuff)

If it is heavy loaded, as I suspect, and I needed to get it out of the van and over to the ready line...I certainly would use two roller blade W/bearing wheels, and some 1/2" EMC as a removable handle....

Caution...only ever out of the van and too the flight line on clear day....rain will destroy this box
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Post  Kim Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:46 pm

@getback wrote:Man that is nice and got plenty room too . like the stickers !! Did you get a hand truck to pull it around lol!

Thanks Eric!!!! It's not too bad...though I do want to replace the handle on the top with a rope or strap anchored on each side to give myself a flat top work surface or stackable area if I need to pile stuff on.
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Post  Kim Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:
Caution...only ever out of the van and too the flight line on clear day....rain will destroy this box

Yeah, this thing will have the Good Life, spending it's days either in the shop or in the shelter of the van or camper.
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Post  Oldenginerod Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:32 pm

Kind of reminds me of this!!
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Post  Mark Diedrichs Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:29 pm

Here's my wifes jewelry box. We have had it for years, wonderful wooden tool box. These boxes are made in Dayton Ohio, not far from where we live. Great craftsmanship not often seen nowadays!!!The Bunching of Engine Stuff 20190813
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Post  fredvon4 Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm

I have played but not yet bought this item...from the well abused display model my opinion is it is way under priced for the quality


https://www.harborfreight.com/eight-drawer-wood-tool-chest-94538.html
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Post  Kim Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:32 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:I have played  but not yet bought this item...from the well abused display model my opinion is it is way under priced for the quality


https://www.harborfreight.com/eight-drawer-wood-tool-chest-94538.html

Sorry I missed your question Fred. Nope the drawers don't have stops, but that's not gonna be a problem for me.
Gonna hit the craft store for some anchors to put on it's sides, so I can remove the handle from the top, and pick the thing up with a rope.
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:15 pm

Just checked my recent Harbor Freight flyer.

Yup, next to the last page. $84.99. First page has a 20% off coupon for any one item.

Looks like I'm heading to HF tomorrow.

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Post  Kim Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:34 pm

@rsv1cox wrote:Just checked my recent Harbor Freight flyer.

Yup, next to the last page. $84.99.  First page has a 20% off coupon for any one item.  

Looks like I'm heading to HF tomorrow.  

Bob

Happy Bunching !!!
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:18 pm

@Kim wrote:
@rsv1cox wrote:Just checked my recent Harbor Freight flyer.

Yup, next to the last page. $84.99.  First page has a 20% off coupon for any one item.  

Looks like I'm heading to HF tomorrow.  

Bob

Happy Bunching !!!

Smile $71 and change. Helped me clear a work bench. Not sure what I can use the narrow compartments in the top draws for, may just remove them.

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Thanks a bunch Smile for the heads-up.

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Post  fredvon4 Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 am

thought you have a fairly large selection of flat COX engine type tools...upper box thin divider drawers?
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:51 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:thought you have a fairly large selection of flat COX engine type tools...upper box thin divider drawers?

That is a thought Fred.

I did a page here on Cox wrenches but can't find it. Many different types, Cox and otherwise. I might do just that.
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