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.
So, the first step was to empty the box almost completely. Continue reading