Simple Tool Boxes

This post describes two simple tool boxes that I made for members of my family that were in need of some tool storage. The first tool box is the simpliest tool box possible, with a handle that swings out of the way to allow you to easily access everything in your box. The larger tool box was designed for a recent high school graduate that needs a fairly compact and mobile storage solution, but doesn’t want all the tools rolling around in the same trough together.

The handle swings out of the way to provide easy access to your tools.

A variation on the standard tool box. This is a compact mobile solution with drawer space to protect tools that do not need to be rolling around together with your hammer and other heavy tools in the top box.

Front of the tool box with the drawer closed.

Top. Storage for frequently accessed items.

Back. Showing the handle that swivels out of the way for easy access to the full contents of the box.

Using a 1.5" 1/4x20 bolt and a jam nut created a simple hinge.


About Ryan

Ryan is currently a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research area includes Prognostic Health Management of Electronics. For more information please visit:
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