In "A Slick Hinge from Germany, and Some Awesome Toolbox Designs from Brazil," woodworking madman Matthias Wandel uncovered an unusual toolbox in the shop of cabinetmaker Gregor Bruhn. Wandel then created a mock-up to show us how the slick hinge mechanism works, and we also got to see some clever takes on the design from a pair of young Brazilian craftsmen. Check out videos for both at the link above.
Following up on Bruhn's toolbox, we just had to find out where it's from. While I've never seen one in the 'States, that style of toolbox is apparently a bit more common in Europe. Here are some of the variants we found.
It's not often we hear of a tool storage system designed after a near-death experience, but that's what the TrakBelt360 is. Firefighter Chris Landano devised this rotatable, on-body system, and got it successfully Kickstarted just last month.
While we were at Holz-Handwerk, we saw at least four design approaches to the modern-day toolbox, and broke them out into a series: