Bob Hulley


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Re: What hand tools can't you live without?

Nice job, but if all of us add our favourite "must have" hand tool, you will need a truck to move it. When I have to work away from my shop, I try to figure out just what I will need for the job and carry only the minimal kit necessary. Your design seems to me to be more than flexible enough to allow you to do this. I would only suggest a few thin drawer dividers so that tools don't knock against each other in transit.

Also, from the photographs, it looks as though you might be using oak for the box. Don't leave steel tools in an oak box for any length of time, particularly in a humid environment, as the tannins in the oak will corrode your finely polished chisels / planes in next to no time. My preference would be teak or mahogany type timbers.

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