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I am thinking of the ones that look like a suitcase with hinged lid.
Does anyone use these anymore?
Why were they once so common ? I guess they were an apprentice piece
 

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You do see them around in antique shops down here in the South East occasionally. I have never seen anyone use one, (vans fitted out with removable power tool boxes!) but I have seen static tool cupboards quite commonly in hand workers workshops.
 

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lurker":2ch6slwc said:
I am thinking of the ones that look like a suitcase with hinged lid.
Does anyone use these anymore?
Why were they once so common ? I guess they were an apprentice piece
They were. Week 5 of TOPS C&G. I've still got mine.
Suitcase shape very practical in terms of mobility - easy to carry up and down stairs etc, compared to more cube shaped trendy plastic containers.
 

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Smashed my old one up a few months ago.

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lurker":2no1w3ro said:
.....Why were they once so common ?........
Because hand-tools don't take up a lot of space. They became redundant once power tools became a thing.
 

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Smashed my old one up a few months ago.

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Yeah that is my dilemma, I have two and due to needing to downsize they have to go, but I hate the idea of destroying someone’s work.
 

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Post a photo or two, Lurker. I'm sure you'd find people here to take them off your hands. I'd be interested, for a start.
 

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I need to get into the habit of not keeping so much tat in the hope that one day it will get used.

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ColeyS1":2lw8q0x4 said:
I need to get into the habit of not keeping so much tat in the hope that one day it will get used.

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Tell me about it!!
I have the equivalent of four average garages as outhouses / workshops plus the loft.
Have great difficulty throwing anything away.
I am trying to reform :D

For example, yesterday I found a bucket full of springs from an old fashioned bed, I bet they have been in the back of the garage for 30 years!
 

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Post a photo or two, Lurker. I'm sure you'd find people here to take them off your hands. I'd be interested, for a start.
Anyone who wants to collect can have them!
 

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For example, yesterday I found a bucket full of springs from an old fashioned bed, I bet they have been in the back of the garage for 30 years!
But those are useful for making light duty clamps - you just snip off as much of a loop as you need, expand the ends a bit and pop it over the work. Ideal for repairs to crossbanding on eighteenth century cabinets apparently... Don't tell me you don't need to be ready for a job like that! :wink:
 

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MikeG.":cleotx4o said:
We're up in Desford regularly, but I'd want to see a photo beforehand, if you've got one.
I will dig them out of the loft dreckley
 

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For example, yesterday I found a bucket full of springs from an old fashioned bed, I bet they have been in the back of the garage for 30 years!
But those are useful for making light duty clamps - you just snip off as much of a loop as you need, expand the ends a bit and pop it over the work. Ideal for repairs to crossbanding on eighteenth century cabinets apparently... Don't tell me you don't need to be ready for a job like that! :wink:
I got brownie points for chucking them in the recycle bin :D
 

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ColeyS1":1la7fqg6 said:
I need to get into the habit of not keeping so much tat in the hope that one day it will get used.

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The solution is to have a wife who throws away anything that hasn't been used this week. Drives me nuts! Every time I want to make some Heath-Robinson invention, I need whatever she recycled the week before. We have had words about this a number of times...
 

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Trainee neophyte":2utbm7qy said:
ColeyS1":2utbm7qy said:
I need to get into the habit of not keeping so much tat in the hope that one day it will get used.

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The solution is to have a wife who throws away anything that hasn't been used this week. Drives me nuts! Every time I want to make some Heath-Robinson invention, I need whatever she recycled the week before. We have had words about this a number of times...
Stocks the first time, thumbscrews the second time, and all bets are off for any further breaches.
 

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MikeG.":3dv1if9o said:
Trainee neophyte":3dv1if9o said:
ColeyS1":3dv1if9o said:
I need to get into the habit of not keeping so much tat in the hope that one day it will get used.

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The solution is to have a wife who throws away anything that hasn't been used this week. Drives me nuts! Every time I want to make some Heath-Robinson invention, I need whatever she recycled the week before. We have had words about this a number of times...
Stocks the first time, thumbscrews the second time, and all bets are off for any further breaches.
I see you have met my wife then. She is very enthusiastic when it comes to dishing out punishment.
 

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Poor photo from a few years back but is this the sort of tool box you mean Jim?


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It isn’t mine but belongs to an old retired woodworker I did quite a bit of work for a few years back, it looked well used but still worked.
 

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