Laser Cut Machinist Toolbox

Laser Cut Machinist Toolbox

Last year, I started acquiring more precision measuring tools and decided to build a toolbox to safely store everything. Due to time constraints I decided to go ahead and laser cut the parts. These instructions are for a very sturdy 9 compartment tool box. The drawers are designed to lock into the toolbox so they cannot be accidentally pulled out, spilling potentially expensive tools. A drawer lock can be added to lock both the upper compartment and seal the drawers in place. This toolbox has so far stood up to a year of abuse as it is carted between my apartment and the local maker space.

The files can also be found at Thingiverse.

Step 1: Materials

Wood
2 sheets of 5 x 5 ft, 1/4 inch thick baltic birch
1 sheet of 12 x 15 inch, 1/16 inch thick baltic birch

Finish
Satin polyurethane varnish

Hardware
#4 x 1/2 inch wood screws

1 x Piano hinge 1-1/16-in X 30-in Brass

4 x Latches

2 x Chest handles

1 x Straight friction lid support

8 x Box corners

13 x Jewelry box knobs – 5/16 inch

1 x Lid handle

1 x Desk drawer lock

Foam Inserts
Drawer lining – Michaels 12x18inch foam sheet

Tool holding foam – Harbor Freight anti-fatigue foam mat

Final Result:

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