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“Broken Ladder” Toolbox
“I drive a 1-ton dump truck and often take my chainsaws, gas and tools with me. I hate when the saws and tools bounce around in the truck bed so I used a broken ladder to make a toolbox to hold them,” says Dave Bernella, Pepperell, Mass.
  He cut the aluminum ladder to fit the width of the truck box and built a box out of plywood on top of it. He made brackets for the sides of the box by cutting up the rest of the aluminum ladder. To suspend the box from the sides of the dump bed, he bent a couple sections of rebar to hook over the sides. The hooks can slide back and forth, depending on what else is in the truck. When it’s full of wood, Bernella slides the box all the way to the front.
  The toolbox is painted red to match the truck. “An aluminum ladder makes a good frame for a big toolbox because it’s strong yet lightweight,” Bernella notes.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Bernella, 157 Lowell Road, Pepperell, Mass. 01463 (ph 978 433-3969; poolrepairs@verizon.net).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #5