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Converted Tool Cases Into Handy Toolboxes That Never Rust
Ken Burtart, Theresa, Wi: “New cordless drills and sawzalls are often sold in plastic tool cases mold-formed to contain a particular tool. Using a sharp utility knife, I convert such tool cases into handy, general purpose toolboxes that will never rust. The photo shows how I converted an 18-in. long, 14-in. wide, and 6-in. deep tool case to store a big hammer drill as well as drill bits and wall anchors.

    “I cut out any spot welds inside the tool case and use a pliers to remove any plastic plugs. I also trim away part of the tool case’s outer edge, making sure not to cut out too much so the tool case won’t lose its strength. Then I use sandpaper anywhere I’ve made a cut to remove the sharp edges. If the tool case’s hinges are broken, I make new ones by screwing on pieces of old shoe leather.”

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4