I frequently need the following things while making or repairing a circuit.
2) Solder tin
3) Power Supply Unit
4) Screwdrivers and other tools
5) light source
8) Fume Extractor
For managing all those things without creating a mess , I decided to design this portable unit which can be carried around easily.
Materials required :
1) 8mm Plywood sheet ( I got some left over pieces from a furniture making shop)
2) tools ( Cutter saw , Manual wood plainer , Hammer. etc)
3) Adhesive 250 Grams
5) Wall paper and sticking solution ( You can paint the box also)
6) Tools to be kept
Step 1: Design
The first step is to select a good design that meets your requirements. The photo given is my design,
Top ---- 5'' x 24''
Bottom ---- 10'' x 24''
Back ---- 10'' x 24''
Sides ---- 10" x 10" x 11.2" x 5"
Door: ---- 9" x 24"
Step 2: Marking and Cutting
Now , get a wooden sheet ( new or from scrap) (my is 8mm ply from scrap) and mark the design on the ply.
Note : the measures should be very accurate or the whole unit will look odd.
Step 3: Ready for Nailing .
After the cutting of the wood its time to Nail the wood . Before nailing , One optional step can be done to plane the edges of the pieces with a planer so that they don't hurt. After planing the pieces , apply some adhesive and nail it.
Step 4: The Front Door
After nailing the four pieces , its the time for nailing the front door . For the front door we need :
I took the small sized door and left some gap so that the door isnt too big to hit your head while working.
Step 5: Putting the Extension Box
For easy plugging of the tools ( like soldering iron , grinder, power supply , led driver etc....) I chose to add a extension box inside the unit. For this first we need to open the Extension box , desolder the cord, and insert the cord through the gap , then again solder the cord to the box . A bit confusing? refer the pictures.
Step 6: Sticking the Wallpaper
Step 7: Adding a Shelf
I wanted to add a shelf for keeping some things on it ( so that organising becomes easy) . First , we need to cut a plank of wood measuring 2 inches by 23 inches. Then add some nails which will hold the plank
Step 8: Door Holder
For holding the door upright we need to make a door holder like that of a car bonnet ( hood) holder.
Step 9: Keeping the Tools In
Step 10: Light Source
I made a light source with two 1W leds and a discarded mobile phone charger. see pics The light source was stuck to the door
Step 11: Finishing
Adding all tools and cleaning