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Toolboxes: now and then

Toolboxes: now and then

Flickr toolbox refurbisher extraordinaire “txinkman” got ahold of this awesome Black & Decker box and had no idea what it originally held. He posted a query on Toolmonger and soon found out: a valve seat grinding set. About the box itself, he writes:

Just for giggles, I shot it next to my orbital sander’s box. Somehow I think we’ve lost some packaging elan over the years.

Boy, howdy.

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4 thoughts on “Toolboxes: now and then

  1. Simon says:

    That’s because tools aren’t really meant to last these days. Those plastic tool boxes annoy me. They are usually not very good and the don’t hold everything you need. And they are all different sizes and shapes so you can’t stack them. I generally buy small stackable plastic boxes, put the tools and associated bits in them and throw out the one that came with the tool. Then I can stack them on my shelves in the garage.

    I suppose what I should be doing is using the tools to make nice wooden stackable tool boxes :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not to mention, how in the world do you fix the latch on that injection molded box when the flimsy plastic splits?

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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