Yeah, I know. Wooden chests are better, but I got this one free.
Large, 24 x 36 x 18" tall. Should be big enough to house my
hand tool kit, including the planes that seem to have bred over
the past years. Only hazard I forsee is condensation; can
this be prevented with a 1/4" plywood or carpet liner, walls
and floor, or should I use the box to store plumbing fittings
and build a "proper" plywood chest?
If humidity is a problem, a wooden tool box is no better than a steel box.
The condensation will still accumulate on the steel tools and only if there
is a relatively quick and large temperature change. Condensation is caused
by introducing a cold object to a warm humid environment.
I've been keeping hand tools in metal "Craftsman" type chests for years with no
problem... even in the States, when they were in a garage with a washer and
If you have a condensation problem, then as Leon said, what the drawers are made
of isn't going to matter much..
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I agree with the others, but to soften the bottoms of the drawers I use
shelf liner. Not the paper type but the foam type that looks like mesh. Its
alot less expensive than going to sears and buying tool box drawer
liners...Contact brand call it "Grip Liner".
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Already got the carpet, saved from a job. 1/2" plush,
nice and gentle on razor sharp irons so I don't have
to retract them before stowing the planes. Spray on
a bit of WD40 and it'll fumigate the chest.
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