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Offline Tool Pants

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 05:34:33 AM »
The one on the right was $2 at the flea market.

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 08:29:31 PM »
 My new C-man tool chest.

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 08:38:05 PM »
But TR I thought you were required to have one of these.

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 11:05:05 PM »
"Those" require a lot of $$$$...............I just needed a place to put my tools. :lol3:

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 11:09:23 PM »
Shucks you recognized them. I know what you mean though. I'll never spend the money name brand boxes cost again. 

They are too easy for people to tear up and steal.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 11:13:44 PM »
here is an older picture i stumbled upon of my Kennedy tower last night



BTW anyone whom says a sticker will not stay on a wrinkle finish is to be taken as a wrong

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2009, 05:45:22 AM »
Here is the woodie.




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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2009, 12:52:18 PM »
Dog, that wood box is purty
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2009, 12:54:01 PM »
I like that Cman you cam put SAE on one side and metric on the other.
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2009, 05:53:45 PM »
The guy who built it was a machinist for 38 years. He built it while he was still working. He used it at work. It was finished in July 1979. He retired 4 years ago and took it to his home shop. He needed the room.  I thought it strange a machinist was into woodworking.

It is made of oak with maple for the drawer fronts.  Did I mention the hand cut dovetail joints for the drawers and the tongue and grove construction of the case....





His initials and the year it was finished are carved on the bottom.



Sometime in the past he had worked at an antique store and studied the construction of old roll top desks which usually had a secret compartment.

So he put one in under the bottom drawer. The next 2 pictures are at the builder's house as he demonstrated how to get to the compartment. Remove the bottom drawer and the compartment is under it and lifts out.




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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2009, 06:29:59 PM »
That desk is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!  A true craftsman's workstation -- and that man had gobs of talent.

Thanks for the pics!!!

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2009, 09:43:13 PM »
B very nice Kennedy tower.

Tool pants all I can say is WOW!!!!!
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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2009, 10:58:57 PM »
here is an older picture i stumbled upon of my Kennedy tower last night
BTW anyone whom says a sticker will not stay on a wrinkle finish is to be taken as a wrong

Kennedy is always  :spincl:

They are classic tool storage --  :thankyou:

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2009, 02:38:20 AM »
that's one cool machinist box that makes a lot of since given they way a machinist works


gee not question on why so many tanks and what the scuba tank is for ....  seriously that was before i went into major purge mode I had almost 220 paintball tanks and so many extra spare bike parts that had not see the light of day it was not funny

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Re: show off your toolbox
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2009, 06:56:58 AM »
Last month was a tool box buying spree.

In my younger I always wanted a Kennedy with that ugly brown wrinkle paint, but did not have the money or space.  I bought 3 at the flea market.  The small brown one for $5.  The red one for $30.  The machinist for $35.  The machinist is neat.  Very heavy.  When I picked it up it was so heavy I thought it was filled with tools.

The 26" Craftsman triple stack I bought 20 plus years ago.  Friction slides - Sears did not have ball bearings back then.  I ran out of room and started looking for a matching side cabinet.  Found the side cabinet on Craigslist, but the guy was selling it with a 41" Craftsman red roll away.  I already have an old Craftsman red/black 41" top and bottom - friction slides because there was no ball bearings back then.  So I asked it he would sell just the red/black side cabinet as it did not match his red rollaway. 

For $60 I bought just the side cablinet and it has ball bearings.  Then I put the Kennedy machinist on top of the side cabinet.  The side cabinet is my first tool box with ball bearing slides.  Look at that old logo - no grip latch back then.  I always thought ball bearings were unnecessary, but I must say I like it.