Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
The boxes are Stanley/Bostich 23 and 28 inch waterproof boxes. I have a few over a hundred. I wish they made them long enough for handsaws. The small ones are sold in Lowes and Walmart for 20 bucks. Lowes has the large ones on sale right now for, I think, $23. Normally, the larger ones were 30 at Lowes, and 35 in HD. It took me a while to accumulate them because none of the stores ever had many in stock at the time. It took me over a year of spare time to get everything organized into them. Formerly, the tools were in wooden drawers, shelves, and just in piles. 41 years of accumulation.
For example, on one row will be handplanes. They are labeled Plane 1, Plane2, Smooth, 5-6-7, 8, H&R, Molding, 55, and I might be leaving off one or 2.
Say for example in the Dremel box, there will be several Dremel tools along with all the attachments, cutters, and bases. "Pin" box will have different size pin nailers along with some of each size pin. FinishNailer will have different size finish nailers along with some nails of each size and type. Sawzall has anything to do with a Sawzall. Bits has all manner of drill bits. Mark has all manner of marking devices. Cut has anything to do with cutting that will fit in the box. 4-1/2Grinder1 has a couple of grinders with all sorts of wheels. Backsaw has all the small backsaws in a rack in the box. Grab any box, and everything you need is right there at hand. It has really saved a remarkable amount of time finding anything. Plumbing 1&2. Electrical. Golf. Sailing. Stone 1,2,3. too many to list, but you get the idea
If we do some small job, we can grab the boxes we need, and they can go in the back of a pickup without worry about rain. I tested the first box with a power washer.
Last edited by Tom King; 01-13-2014 at 01:24 PM.