First an apology.
Everyone visualizes anyone claiming title Toolmaker; busy grinding out indexers, fixtures, and all manner of complicated projects on a continual basis. Nor in waistcoat, bowler, and bow-tie anymore. Whichever generation allowed image of Toolmaker's to degrade, certainly deserves a sound thrashing.
Practical side of life dictates my endeavors lately, certainly well before teaming up with HMT.net. Never-the-less, being productive, self reliant, and reaping small benefits is still progress. Many will know what I work on is getting the building to run.
And if I can, entertain our HMT family on occasion. Like, what makes PJ's wand light up? Telepathic postings!
So this morning, it's Toolmakers new little helper. The other one still a-sleeping.
This commercial tool bag is sized for 3 gallon buckets. In my mind, 5 gallon size too deep for this. Heck, I'm only 5'7''.
I like the bags; lesser thrilled with buckets. Getting ready to go aloft (scaffolds for hardware and 14' double ladder for me) to pre-wire incandescent lighting; needs specific group of hand tools at the ready. So, here's my solution. Handy as C-Bag's shirt pocket.
1st thing is to be able to shoulder it - the climb is vertical! The ledges keep tools from poking your side. Used spare strap from laptop case; not euro shoulder bag! 99% of the time I'm there alone- Safety First! Not paranoid OSHA version, just common sense and experience, which of course is their downfall.
2nd, all the pockets remain accessible. It opens when set down, closes partially when raised. Two short lengths of jack chain restrain spread of the feet, otherwise could eject bag up and off. Fail! No rubber donuts or nylon skids. Nylon would be choice for counter-tops though.
3rd, needs stability, no interest dumping $180+ 15 feet even once. Again, I'd rather acquire additional tools, not replacements.
Drill motor, extension cords, walkie-talkie, digi-cam, drinking water, hardware/ fittings ride the Otis freight elevator. Well, clevis, pulley, clothesline and bucket, that is. Even wrote Otis on the bucket too, not one seen it gets the joke.
FLASH: In next couple days, will post stunningly creative pedestal created for the Roper-Whitney #17 punch. Why drill holes in sheet metal when you can pop 'em?