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travel demo case / stand / trolley


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Taken with EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK EASYSHARE M853 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

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Tools Frosty , got tired of having to bend down to grab a hammer / pair of tongs . It also ( the stand ) breaks down into a trolley to move the box around

 

Dale Russell

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I hear that, I've given a portable kit thought. I was thinking a case similar in size to yours but both sides the same thickness and about 30" or a bit long, and about 24" wide, it'd depend on what I could get out of a sheet of plywood. I figured it'd open like yours does but on end. The sheet of say 14 ga. steel that armored the bottom when laid flat would pull up out of it's tracks and lay across the top for a table top. There would be a pair of wheels tucked into the down flat side so I could roll it like a hand truck and the truck handle telescoped out of the bottom.

At about 30" long I could roll it up to the pickup truck, lean it back and pick up the other end and slide it in. Reverse it to take it out of course. Truck it to the demo site, flip the catches open it up so the inside of the case is an outside 90* for easy access slip the table top out and fit it across the top and the handle bar becomes I don't know what, it can slip back inside or maybe be a towel hanger or such.

Opened up the tongs and would be racked vertically in plain sight. Drawers at the top would hold hand tools and hardware: rivets, pins, etc. Stock in 2' lengths are racked in the other half with drawers at the top as well.

Part of the trick is to make it top heavy when opened to use or in truckin mode. This puts the center of gravity closer to the truck's tailgate and easier to load.

One of my main problems making the thing is I get way tooooo carried away with the gizmos.

Sorry for the hijack but your demo case really got me thinking again. :huh:

Frosty The Lucky.

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The box is just an old carpenters tool box that was given to me many yrs ago , the case has been in use as my smithing box for 15 odd yrs as you can see by the plywood peeling off around the edges ( job soon to fix / replace ) Was toying with idea on fitting a draw at the bottom to take all the tongs instead of being on the inside of the hinged section , but then i'd have to lift " lid " each time I wanted to change tongs , something to think about anyway .

Did think about mounting the stand directly to the case , but this works well with 4 wing nuts to put it together in either stand or trolley form & 2 more for the wheeled section

 

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Dale Russell

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