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    DIY Metal Tool Cabinet

    Made my own tool box, but it weighs more like a vault. Hope you enjoy!


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    Thanks Making Stuff! We've added your Metal Tool Cabinet to our Toolboxes category,
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    Good job.
    Like you said you could buy one, but I donít think any you get these days would be as strong as what youíve built.
    Cheers.
    Last edited by Skun Knuckles; Mar 10, 2021 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skun Knuckles View Post
    Good job.
    Like you said you could buy one, but I donít think any you get these days would be as strong as what youíve built.
    Cheers.
    Thanks a bunch!

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    Nice work on that tool box. I was just over at Horror Freight looking at tool boxes and left not liking what I saw. What is cool with your approach is that draws can be designed to specifically meet your needs. Now all you need ot do is to fill it up with tools.

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    I sometimes get that make/buy comment. Why go to a nice restaurant for a meal when you can pay someone to go for you?

    I appreciate that you shared the missteps too. I don't learn that much from watching everything go smoothly.

    Your toolbox should outlast the human race. Well done!

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    I've come to feel sorry for the people who present that old make/buy argument. The enduring satisfaction of creation is a rich and fulfilling experience, and they're missing out on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I've come to feel sorry for the people who present that old make/buy argument. The enduring satisfaction of creation is a rich and fulfilling experience, and they're missing out on it.
    On the other hand, they have mastered the “buy it now” button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I've come to feel sorry for the people who present that old make/buy argument. The enduring satisfaction of creation is a rich and fulfilling experience, and they're missing out on it.
    Even more so when the ingenuity of the creation is much more impressive than the creation itself.
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    Yes, many of the tools people build here are of course useful (they're tools, after all), but there is a hidden element of a homemade tool as a sort of Proof of Ingenuity, like a solved puzzle. And the intellectual satisfaction of that proof sometimes provides greater value than the utility of the tool itself.

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