Repurposed a hard shell storage case tonight...

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Zaydok Allen

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Years ago my dad worked for a large automation company and with any large company comes waste. He was walking past the garbage collection area on the way to his car and spied four cases sitting there that were like new. Since they were going into the garbage he grabbed them figuring he'd find a use. Twenty years later they were sitting around unused and he asked me if I wanted them. YES!

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I have two cats at home and their litter boxes are in the finished attic at the far end of the space. On the other end is my reloading bench. So dusting happens frequently. I have been looking for a better way to store my Dillon tool heads and powder measures to avoid the cats knocking them over or them getting covered in litter dust. Well this is it.

I needed some custom foam though and I found Appalachian Tough Gun Case Foam on Amazon. It isn't cheap but it's good stuff.
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Leonard approves.

So with a lot of patience and careful razor blade work, I have a fantastic custom case for two toolheads and I got the die boxes and shell plate boxes in the other side. I also threw a reusable desiccate pack in the divider pocket.

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I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I have three more cases and a third toolhead. I'll likely pick up one more powder measure at least and may fill one case with just toolheads and dies attached. I also have a Labradar that may get s dedicated case, but it's really bulky for that.

The next one I'm going to turn them 45 degrees and try it that way. I think they'll sit mor flush that way.

Anyway, I thought I'd share.
 
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Good looking job there. I don't know if I would have the patients to cut out all that these days. The vision to repurpose or to recycle things is a lost art I am afraid as getting new stuff, that is purpose built is the "easy way".
 
Very nice.
I hate waste. You did a great job of repurposing those nice cases.


Over the years i have accumulated several tool cases.
Makita, Dewalt, Milwaukee,....etc.
Maybe i should get some of that foam and get to work!
 
I have a hard case for a golf bag that was rescued from a trash pile. Can fit a half dozen rifles in soft cases inside it.
 
Very nice.
I hate waste. You did a great job of repurposing those nice cases.


Over the years i have accumulated several tool cases.
Makita, Dewalt, Milwaukee,....etc.
Maybe i should get some of that foam and get to work!
So the foam I bought was 60 x 16x 2. It worked perfectly for me but two sheets of it cost me $90 on Amazon. Seemed expensive but considering what I'd pay for the cases also if buying new, it seemed cheap. And it took care of 3 cases.

They have it in various sizes and thicknesses. There may be cheaper options out there but this suited me.
 
Good looking job there. I don't know if I would have the patients to cut out all that these days. The vision to repurpose or to recycle things is a lost art I am afraid as getting new stuff, that is purpose built is the "easy way".
It's definitely easier, but purpose built stuff is so dang expensive. This took me a few hours of careful work, but I sort of consider it part of the hobby and enjoy it. Did it in the evening after work.

I'm cutting a custom case for my Kriss 10mm and Sig P220 10mm. I'll post pictures when I'm done with that and probably include a write up on the Kriss.
 
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I don't like to throw out usable things either.

Which is why I tossed the drill as far as I could...:cuss:
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They make nice boxes though.

The Bosch bag does not contain a saw either.o_O
Huh. Still need my Milwaukee boxes for the tools...;)
 
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