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Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« on: December 15, 2009, 05:47:16 PM »
Here are some pictures of a recent job I did.All the tools needed to be "shadowed" to allow for proper tool accountability.

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Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« on: December 15, 2009, 05:47:16 PM »

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 06:44:58 PM »
Wow!!! That is just too much. How'd you do that -- by hand?

Very well done TR!!!

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 06:50:16 PM »
Nice job there TR! Avionics shop or what?
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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 06:52:34 PM »
GF....it was ALL done by hand,it had to be customized!I'm glad that's over.....over 110 drawers done!

Rusty.....let's just say gov't and not any more.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 07:00:09 PM »
110 drawers? Lot of shadowing! You are going to become a master of shadows if you keep that up.
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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 07:10:54 PM »
Shadowing is so very nice, and it looks wonderful!! but if I did that, I'd have to move from three tool boxes to six (at least). My drawers are all crammed full, and doubled/trippled up --

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 07:12:18 PM »
Looks great however the sockets are way too clean.
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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 07:59:55 PM »
Shadowing is so very nice, and it looks wonderful!! but if I did that, I'd have to move from three tool boxes to six (at least). My drawers are all crammed full, and doubled/trippled up --

You are right on GF,these tools were Wright 561 pc. master sets with all the metric tools removed and we still ran out of room!

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 08:19:04 PM »
 
 
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You are right on GF,these tools were Wright 561 pc. master sets with all the metric tools removed and we still ran out of room!

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Lets just say I have a better idea where they are going to be used sans metric. 

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 10:16:59 PM »
GF....it was ALL done by hand,it had to be customized!I'm glad that's over.....over 110 drawers done!

Rusty.....let's just say gov't and not any more.

Not sure who the customer is, but if the set up is the same in each drawer, were you able to stack all the foam together and make one single cut?  I'm sure it probably wasn't that easy

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 07:48:58 AM »
Very nicely arranged! What type of foam is that, and how did you cut it? Hot knife?

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 09:32:35 AM »
The set up was the same in some of the drawers but a lot of the drawers are full custom,not able to stack and cut.


Stuey...it is 6 lb. PolyE foam and some of the foam was cut with a dremel and most was cut with a hot knife.It ended up being about half the price of die cut inserts for the customer.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 10:45:39 AM »
Sounds like you were working for sweatshop wages if they saved that much. Even though most of the other price would have been die and set up costs.
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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 01:16:40 PM »
The set up was the same in some of the drawers but a lot of the drawers are full custom,not able to stack and cut.


Stuey...it is 6 lb. PolyE foam and some of the foam was cut with a dremel and most was cut with a hot knife.It ended up being about half the price of die cut inserts for the customer.
Thanks! One of these days when I win the lottery I'll deck out my boxes with foam from toolfoam.com. Their prices are a little steep, but I haven't found a cheaper source yet.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 02:27:57 PM »
I don't know if it matters, but the old-timers with the pristine machinists boxes used to only use "closed cell" foam. Their reasoning was that the open cell foam would attract moisture and start oxidation very quickly --

I never bothered to check this theory out, because my boxes were always way too messy and too small for making shadowed inserts.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 05:00:21 PM »
GF that is what I was always told as well. Like you I always had too many tools and not enough room.
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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2009, 02:46:33 AM »
Nice job TR, very nice. Looks great.

Now I understand some of your recent behavior. After doing 110 drawers it would start getting to me too.

I hesitate to bring this up and I'm a little embarrassed but you forgot something in this drawer.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2009, 10:44:06 AM »

I hesitate to bring this up and I'm a little embarrassed but you forgot something in this drawer.


It's a hi-tech gov't shop. The tool is there, but you can't see it because it is invisible. I used them all the time at Area 5150.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2009, 11:36:27 AM »
I give -- what else need to be there? Since it's all SAE, then it must be an aviation toolkit -- about the only industry that hasn't bastardized it's standards and norms.

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2009, 02:20:26 PM »
I give -- what else need to be there? ...

There is an apparently empty cutout. Either the tool is classified and was removed for the picture, it's an invisible one like Will used to use or TR shorted the customer.  :wow:







Or maybe he just forgot to put it in the drawer.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 02:22:06 PM by J.A.F.E. »
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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2009, 09:34:10 PM »
....or maybe I took the tool out before taking said picture,in an effort to add some visual interest.....I assume that my objective was attained! :cat:

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Re: Tool shadowing in a tool chest
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2009, 11:00:25 PM »
So it's the old lets see if any notices routine?

Or is it the uh-oh I'm caught lets see how to get out if?

Visual objective indeed. :loopy:
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