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Carpenters take pride in the toolboxes they make. A well-made toolbox not only stores and protects an investment in tools; it's a badge of the trade. But hand-made boxes have drawbacks that may cause this tradition to wane. Open box designs don't protect tools from the dust or weather. And it's difficult to make a closeable case that is not impractically heavy. Because of this, many carpenters have begun looking at metal and plastic toolboxes. Like many other carpenters, I use one major box to hold my belt and my most often used hand tools. In addition I have a truck full of minor boxes to hold individual power tools and small job-specific tools. Below are a few of