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Old 02-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #41
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Terry, the coffee mug is great and fits me to a tee! Where did you find it?

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Found it on www.spreadshirt.com They have a "product builder" tool there where you can select a coffee mug, then add a design to it from the ones they have, plus you can add custom text if you like. You can get the text shown on the mug on t-shirts also. They've got a whole bunch of machinist related stuff there.


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A pair of stainless steel engineer's square from China. Paid S$10 for both from a local hardware shop.. Moisture in my three open sided balcony workshop would rust any regular traditional squares. Squares is a must when marking out.

( Would love to hijack that toolmakers chest. Chronos UK and Arceuro UK won't ship to Far East. May end up making my own)


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Old 02-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #43
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I will start with a tool box that is redily availble in the USA and I believe to be a good bang for the buck especially if you have a coupon .


Name Eight Drawer Wood Tool Chest
SKU 94538
Brand Windsor Design
Drawers 8
Material Wood
Shipping Volume 2.992
Overall dimensions: 20" L x 10-1/2" W x 16" H
Shipping Weight: 20.65 lbs.
Import from China

Manufacturer Warranty Detail 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If for ANY reason you are not satisfied with this item, you may return it within 90 days for a full refund or replacement.

regular price $99.99
my price after coupon$ 59.99 40% discount.
This is advertised as hardwood with a walnut stain.
The box appears to be solid wood if there is any laminate it is well hidden. drawer bottoms masonite type material with IMHO a few too many staples holding then in. As far as walnut finish I am not seeing it looks more maple color to me.
The hardware is advertised as chrome plated. It is there and looks good . The knobs on the display model appeared to be turned aluminum and had a home /shop made appearance. The single handle on the box is on the top a modem version of the handle on top of my vintage union box. There is no lid support in the till. Something that can be added like I did on my Travers import box. The item description mentions single key locking. this is a normal feature for such a box, but not true. this box has two locks each with a pair off keys, one for the till and a second lock for the drawer covers. There is an ugly do not remove this label label inside the drawer cover with the box serial number on it. The box is felt lined the Mrs says the felt is thin, not something I noticed.
I mentioned drawer bottoms.In comparison my vintage union has tin plate steel for drawer bottoms. My Travers import box has thin ply wood that is captured by the drawer frame. My son's Grizzly box has masonite held with one staple . Remove the staple slide out the drawer bottom and replace with something better.The drawer bottoms on this one will slide out after removing the one staple per inch of drawer. arg.

If you want Gershner Quality and can afford it buy a Gershner. if you want a value priced import to hold your hobby tools this is IMHO a good value. Add a lid support ,replace the drawer bottoms with aluminum or tinplate steel and you will have a pretty nice box.


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Thanks for reading. normal disclaimer no affiliations Yada Yada. caravat Emptor I inspected the condition of my box before leaving the store parking lot . I recommend the same for any similar purchase.
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Hi Tin,
Been trying very hard to buy one of this.
UK vendors won't ship to Singapore.
Looks like I have to make my own again.
Will try Harbour Freight.
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Hi Tin,
Been trying very hard to buy one of this.
UK vendors won't ship to Singapore.
Looks like I have to make my own again.
Will try Harbour Freight.
Harbor Freight has them here in the US, don't know why they couldn't order you one.

http://www.harborfreight.com/eight-d...est-94538.html
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Hi Tin,
Been trying very hard to buy one of this.
UK vendors won't ship to Singapore.
Looks like I have to make my own again.
I designed my own to be made via Ponoko.

From 5 mm plywood, double skinned. Only trouble is, I have not been able to have them lasered yet as I am lacking the funds.
But it looks like it will work and the nice thing is, they will simply snap together, so basically you are shipping a flat packed tool chest.

I even included the laser cut felt sheets or leather, for the covering of the drawers.
Ah well, one day I will "print" them and post a pic.

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Old 05-30-2013, 02:13 AM   #46
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Tin has advised us to read all the sticky's and so I have been reviewing them all. Could not help noticing this one "Starter tool Chest" didn't show the first thing that went in mine.

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This could be handy as well antibacterial anti fungal skin ointment helps small cuts heal



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Tea Tree Oil is a fantastic balm, another one that we've found extremely good for irritations and dermatitis/eczema (damn that's a stupid word!) type rashes is Emu Oil. Works a treat.

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There should also be some Elbow grease for clean-up after the project is finished.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #50
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Being that I'm new to the world of machining, and am now in the process of getting a shop together... keep the ideas coming! Good suggestions here.


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