I built a toolbox as a Hand Tool School project. Quite a few members had requested it, and I decided to take it one step beyond something just to carry tools by adding in a sturdy benchtop and some workholding functionality. What I ended up with is a sort of mobile workbench.
I have now tested it in "the field" (literally in one case) and I could not be happier with how well it performs. I can easily size stock and cut joinery using this toolbox/workbench as well as carry an impressive amount to tools to address a wide variety of tasks.
After posting some pictures of this tool box on my Facebook and Google+ pages, I got quite a few requests for more information. Hence the following video. Enjoy!
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Okay, your Turn. Toolboxes take many shapes and forms. What cool designs have you come up with and how do you deal with working outside of your workshop? Please share your thoughts and experience in the comments below.
Shannon Rogers started woodworking by trying to build a proton pack, and has been in love with the craft ever since. He runs The Renaissance Woodworker website which is dedicated to spreading the love about hand tool woodworking. He is also the head glue pot keeper at The Hand Tool School where teaches thousands of woodworkers on 6 continents (still trying to find somebody in Antarctica) how to cast off the power tool oppressors and build "the hard way".
By day Shannon is the Director of Marketing for J. Gibson McIlvain, a lumber company founded in 1798 that supplies high quality hardwoods from all over the world to everyone from Calvin Klein, the New York Yankees, and the US Government. He is a wood nerd through and through and often finds reasons to inject latin botanical names into everyday conversation.