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    Has any one made there own rolling tool box, I bent up a drawer the other day in the shop and it looked perty good, if you have put some pic up. I was going to make it out of 18ga paintgrip even thought about stainless. Thanks Bill

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    Look around here...Bob
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ead.php?t=6920
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      Tigman 250 needs to do something about his pic situation

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      • #4
        Take a gander at this work........


        http://www.thesheetmetalshop.com/PNp...ic-t-1489.html

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        • #5
          Its amazing what you can do with the right tools...Bob
          Bob Wright

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          • #6
            That is nice, I started mine Friday at lunch I'll get some pic up this week.

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            • #7
              Its more cost effective to buy one already done.

              The only boxes I build are when I need a custom one to fit my tools and certain boxes to fit the space available on the truck.

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              • #8
                I'am not building one like posted, Mine is 57" long and 48" high will have cabinet and around 16 drawers. The closest one to match in size was 2500.00 I have all materials bought and I have spent 257.00 I will have around 25-30 hours plus paint and I get to say I built that.

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                • #9
                  Can't wait to see pictures. I have been thinking about building a tool chest. You can save some money over a store bought. Not sure if this link was posted yet but these are really nice. http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=15905

                  Good luck and please post pics! And what slides you are using for the drawers

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                  • #10
                    Here's one I built a few years ago. Other than the drawer slides and a few hardware bits, it was made from all reclaimed 1/8" aluminum.

                    The tool chest has 17 drawers and a shallow storage area under the lid for over 15 cubic feet of storage. The lid lifts on 4 parallel arms, pushed by gas shocks, such that it lifts and stays level. There is a hidden button under the top frame rail, just to the left of the center post that when pressed, extends a foot lever out from the bottom. Step on the foot lever and it lifts the lid enough for the gas shocks to take over.

                    There is also a single key lock that can lock all 17 drawers and the lid at once.

                    I'd always wanted a big mechanics toolchest, bur was too cheap to buy one. A stack of 24" x 17" x 1/8" thick aluminum sheets came available so i grabbed up all of it. After some design work in AutoCAD, I started building this. In the process, I also learned to MIG aluminum.
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                    • #11
                      Very nice job, mine will be a bit like that but with 3 banks. It is 18 ga paint grip my neighbor is retired painter and will paint it, just have to pick a color..

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