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
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