A few more members of the family

After my “family photo” yesterday, I mentioned to my wife that I was missing some tools. She recalled seeing a few in a particular box in our storage room, so off I went to look.

It turns out, her memory is far better than mine is, and a few more members of the family are found, including a couple of surprises.

Unfortunately, the whole family isn’t together. Some are still missing, and that means sorrow for me.

But, not for long, because I do have a few goodies to share!

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What I’m working with

As noted earlier today, I actually have a fair number of tools already. I won’t need to make a whole pile of purchases before I can start building a few projects, after all.

After I posted yesterday, I decided to pull everything out of the old crate I use for storage to see what kind of shape they were in.

The crate I picked up from work. I figured, why build a tool chest when one was already made?

This above crate used to contain chemical weapons protective gear in a previous life. At least, that’s what had it just before I got hold of it. I worked on a military base with an operation that destroyed that gear to terrorists couldn’t get their hands on it. We demilitarized the gear, but that left this crate, so I brought it home for tool storage.

Well, let me tell you a little something. It ain’t that great for tool storage.

I mean, it’s a big box. There’s no organization to it, nothing. I could probably add stuff to the box to help with that if I wanted to, but it also isn’t all that wonderful at keeping the tools clean either.

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