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Re: What's your tool box? [Re: Chuck Behm, CPT-E] #1879497
04/14/12 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Behm

Since there seems to be interest in vintage tool boxes, let me say that by my standards, Jim, your tool box is in mint condition. Rich, yours would be best classified as "gently used."

By comparison, I would like to submit photos of my first tool box from the same manufacturer, purchased by me in 1972, and used until I got the idea of loading my tools in a small suitcase. Here's a side view:

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Here's from the other side:

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And here's a peek inside:

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By the time I retired it (it now serves the purpose of holding miscellaneous junk I have trouble throwing away), I definitely felt I had gotten my money's worth out of my investment.

Now, if anyone has a toolbox more ugly than mine, I would be honored to have a look at it.

Best wishes, all. Chuck




Chuck, my perspective has been duly altered. You win. I have a lot of respect for someone who truly gets their money's worth out of something.


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Re: What's your tool box? [Re: Dave B] #1879498
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Originally Posted by Dave B
Jim, Is the chalk a left over from your 50's hopscotch days?? Lets Rocket!


It might be. I know for a fact that box is at least 40 years old. The chalk is newer...


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Re: What's your tool box? [Re: OperaTenor] #1879503
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Okay, now that I see there are still some examples of my box left in the world, does anyone make a similar box anymore?


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Re: What's your tool box? [Re: OperaTenor] #1887135
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Update:

So, with my shifted perspective, I'm keeping my Tuner's Supply case, but I replaced the other two pieces I was using to carry everything else. When I go to the Shout House, I have these two with my tuning case strapped on top. Heavy, and hard t pull with those tiny wheels. BTW, I particularly need this to be on wheels; I have to walk some blocks from the parking garage to the Shout House every week, and I need *everything* on that job.

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I found this jewel at Home Despair for $60:

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It holds everything for regulating and string repair, with room to spare:

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I bought a canvas tool roll from Schaff to hold all of the special tools:

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All of this is stored under the wire:

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Everything together:

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I think is going to work for me.


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Re: What's your tool box? [Re: OperaTenor] #1887701
04/27/12 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by OperaTenor
Here's my old case. As I mentioned earlier, from Tuner's Supply, back in 1976:
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Has anyone seen a case like this available these days?


This was my dad's case. I think my brother has it now. Brings back fond memories of travelling with him in the summer when he went tuning and I was out of school.


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