Laser Cut Toolbox

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Introduction: Laser Cut Toolbox

Goals:

- I wanted to create a ready-to-use toolbox with the main tools needed for any repair situation

- Each tool has to be easily and quickly accessible

- The toolbox must be compact

Supplies

  • Laser cutter (able to cut 5mm of plywood)
  • Screwdriver
  • Clamps
  • Sanding paper
  • Plywood 5mm (5 sheets of 600 x 450 mm)
  • Wood glue
  • 4 Hinges
  • screwdriver's rack
  • Screws M5 x 10mm
  • Protective pads
  • Magnets: to keep the drawers closed and to hold some tools
  • Vitrifier

Step 1: The Measurement

Measure each tool you have and want to see inside your toolbox.

Step 2: Laser Cutting

All the plans have been designed with Illustrator

5 sheets of plywood are needed for the toolbox.

Step 3: Sanding

After laser cutting we need to sand all the pieces of wood to eliminate burns marks. Not the best part of the job...

Step 4: Assembly

The magnets for the drawers and the screw to hold the screwdrivers rack have to be installed before gluing.

We need to glue the inside parts before, i.e. the chimney that contains the drawers.

Step 5: Finish

We protect the plywood with a vitrifier in aqueous solution.

I add silicon pads on both the bottom and the top.

Step 6: Result

The hammer is the handle of the toolbox: you can’t forget it!

When you grasp it, 2 latches lock the box that can’t open when you carry it.

The drawers contain supplies for a quick repair, few measuring tools (laser meter, protractor, ...) and a first aid kit.

Step 7: Details

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    7 Comments

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    gmonroy
    gmonroy

    6 months ago

    ¡Vendes el diseño, me gustaría utilizarlo, saludos!

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    Asylum_Joe
    Asylum_Joe

    6 months ago

    This is soo cleaver, that handle is perfect for taking the weight down a bit. without loosing strength, and the fact its below the surface and gives you a flat box all around, 5stars, i'm definitely playing with that concept, thanks for sharing. Are the cutting files and or plans going to be available?

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    Asylum_Joe
    Asylum_Joe

    Reply 6 months ago

    One more thing, was looking at the hinges, and I think with some small adjusting of the design (making a relief for the hinge central pivot on the lower part of the wings) you could move the hinge to the inside and get a cleaner boxy look.

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    8 months ago

    How nice!! I like the design you created! :)

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    fps67
    fps67

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you very much!

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    8 months ago

    That looks great :D

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    fps67
    fps67

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you :-)