Interior Layout

First, think about the interior design of the box. A long well running along the bottom of the box, perhaps with a few dividers to encourage organization, can be useful for storing heavy and bulky tools such as hammers, pry bars, planes and sharpening stones. You could also place these tools in a full-length drawer. Either way, plan to store your heaviest tools as low in the box as possible. A low-center of gravity will make the box more stable when it is used—as it inevitably will be —as a stepstool or sawhorse.

To contain small tools such as drill bits, files, punches and pencils, consider fitting your tote with one or more divided drawers located toward the top of the box. Also think about giving larger, but delicate, tools such as calipers, marking gauges, and other precision layout tools either a drawer of their own or a lift-out tray fitted into the well.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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