Introduction: Tool Case From Broken Waterpass

So I had a couple of these cheap broken aluminium waterpasses for a long time and eventually I decided to make something usefull out of them: a tool cases (well... it may be a "something else cases" as well). And it is a pretty simple project.

Step 1:

Prepare the raw materials and the work-fuel (tea at this time).

Step 2:

Cut pieces into lenght. I was making a cases for a hacksaw blades wich resulted into specific dimentions.

Step 3:

File the edges to make them smooth and nice... and filed.

Step 4:

Cut a back (unremovable) plug from any piece of wood ypu like... or hate (it depends of your woodworking skills).

Step 5:

Hammer the plug into place.

Step 6:

To secure the plug I just made indentations through the aluminium into wood. I used soft pine so it worked well enough but any glue or screws will do the job even better.

Step 7:

Use tools to make the removable front plug. It fits snuggly inside the case. Notice a little step: it prevents the plug from falling all the way into the case; and a notch at the top makes it easier to pull.

Step 8:

Finish wooden parts with enything you like and...

Step 9:

... have a usefull thing for your workshop.

Thank you for your attention.

Comments

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chefspenser (author)2017-01-25

Thanks for the post, I really liked it-smart recycling.

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Waldemar Sha (author)chefspenser2017-01-25

Thank you for your reply.

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mrmetallica (author)2017-01-20

fantastic idea never heard a spirit level called a waterpass before

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Waldemar Sha (author)mrmetallica2017-01-20

Thanks. English is not my best language. I thought "waterpass" is the right word (sounds kind of right). It is used in Ukrainian/Russian but maybe it's not that international afer all.

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mrmetallica (author)Waldemar Sha2017-01-21

that explains it . didnt realise your from ukrain

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rayp1511 (author)2017-01-21

I like this. Well done.

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Waldemar Sha (author)rayp15112017-01-21

Thank you.

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-01-20

That looks really nice.

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Thanks.

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