This is a very simple Instructable. It doesn't have the same drama that my previous instructables have, but it makes up for it in simplicity. Using the KISS rule, keep it simple stupid. This mod merely consists of taking an old drill case for a now non-existent drill and reusing to act as a case for an unmanned radio. Now this mod does sound specific, but it can be applied to all sorts of things. Garden supplies on the back of shed, quick grab box for hand tools, even mount it on the back of a pickup. Most preformed tool boxes have snap-locks of some kind with the added feature of being able to install a padlock. Use your imagination, this is a great way to reuse what alot of people would throw out, and in our case potentially save a lot of time, money an grief. Not to mention, one less thing chucked in the land fill.
This started as a discussion at work that was nearly blown out of proportion. I as a level 3 first aid attendant am occasionally taken away from our base station on a medical call. One of my other duties is to man the gate connected to our first aid station. It was decided to put a radio outside the gate, which is locked in my absence. Now who is going to order the radio station? This is where the chaos began, meetings were planned, committees were rounded up, studies ordered. Typical corporate response to a simple problem.
I raised my hand, and said leave it to me, we all ready have everything we need. 20 minutes later it was being used, not minutes after being hung on the gate. read on for supplies, tools needed and a few simple steps.
Step 1: Tools and supplies
- Drill & drill bit sized to allow a cable tie to slip through it easily
- Sharp box cutter
- Old plastic power tool box, mine was for a Makita drill
- 4-5 cable ties
- clamping type paper clip
- A radio of course