Step 5: Assembling

Pretty straight forward. Put fasteners (nails or screws) where the pilot holes are and squeeze the handle where handle holes are. I used nails for everything except the upper side rails, where I used screws. If I ever need to replace or adjust the rail, it could be removed fairly simply. Nails were used because I had a lot of them from dismantling pallets and didn't want to waste them. Think green!

The rebar was somewhat difficult to fit through the holes. Some pliers to help twist and a hammer to tap will makes this part of the process much easier.
<p>Nice Tool Box. The design is excellent!!</p>
Looks like a fine tool tote to me. Good job!
Thanks. I've never put so much thought into design before.
It is amazing what we are capable of if we allow ourselves to do them. One of my favorite sayings is the only limits are the ones we place upon ourselves. I am working on a challenging project right now and I just got what I think is yet another brilliant idea for it myself as I drifted off to sleep last night. Now I'm happy I procrastinated and didn't do what I was going to do originally. So what I'm trying to say is it pays to put in that thinking time. After everything is all done the only thing that matters is the end results. Not how long it took you, or how much work you did etc. All of that is in the past and you are left with what you have. I'd rather do a few great things than a bunch of so so things. As others wiser than me have said, anything worth doing is worth doing right. <br> <br>So keep on thinking, designing, then choosing the best you can!
Good recycling! If the rebar gets to be too much for your hands (which may depend partly on the state of calluses and partly on how often you wear gloves), you might try a string wrap to soften the grip.
That's a good idea. The rebar isn't too tough after cleaning it with the wire brush but the skin on my hands are pretty baseball glove-like :P

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