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Tool Box Riser
« on: October 23, 2020, 10:30:51 AM »
Hello, All. I got tired of not being able to open the drawers of the machinist box without moving something out of the way. I also needed the little bit of horizontal space that  the top of the cabinet provided. I  made the interior height of the riser a little bit taller than my drill index holding 6" drill bits. Most of the parts were cutoffs the basement stairs, not sure where the back came from, but I liked the look. Time to load it up!!! Stay safe everyone, please!!
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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 11:03:08 AM »
I've done the same thing.  It is a great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 11:58:41 AM »
Thanks!! Great minds think alike :cheesy:
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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 04:34:11 PM »
Nice job, I cheated I bought a riser for my Gerstner cabinets to match the walnut boxes.

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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 05:18:34 PM »
Nice job! Hope you are not a short guy. :smiley:
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 07:45:12 PM »
I am a short guy, 5'-7",  if I stand up straight!!!!!! But, by sheer luck, the decimal/fractional chart ended up perfectly dead center at eye level!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2020, 08:22:24 PM »
hmmmm....Craftsman box looks a lot like Kennedy.   I actually have a riser (I think that size) i brought home from the Restore because they were going to dumpster it...  if we were closer i would just give it to you.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 08:52:34 PM »
Hello, p_toad. Thanks, if we were closer, I would take you up on your offer!!!  I had fun building this riser!! The box was made by Kennedy for Craftsman!! Good eye!!  Also, Waterloo made the smooth finish Machinist Boxes for Craftsman.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 10:12:09 PM »
That box riser was a great idea and looks like professional work!!  I gotta say that I really like the box on the riser too.  I have an old craftsman machinist box but it doesn’t have that chart in the lid.  I wish there were reproduction/replacement versions available.  Nice job!

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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2020, 10:09:21 PM »
hmmmm....Craftsman box looks a lot like Kennedy.   I actually have a riser (I think that size) i brought home from the Restore because they were going to dumpster it...  if we were closer i would just give it to you.

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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 11:10:44 AM »
Great job Lou, but if you cut the pieces from the stairs, hw do you get out of the basement?  :grin:
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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 01:08:10 PM »
I ripped them out on the way up :cool:
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Re: Tool Box Riser
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 06:01:21 AM »
It's not that bad.  The only time he leaves the basement is to get more tools!

Nice piece, Lou.  My riser is two 4x4 blocks.  Cheap, ugly, but effective.
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