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    A new home for sockets

    The hinge on the original plastic box that held my 1/4" Craftsman socket set finally gave up the ghost and broke completely. I decided to make a replacement box. Just before I tossed the original box, I noted that the tray holding the sockets was a separate piece from the outside. It was already partially loose, so I removed it the rest of the way. I was able to make a box out of some scrap red oak that fit exactly around the plastic tray and would still hold the sockets in place by size. I was able to resaw some short pieces of 3/4" scrap to get enough material to make the 1/4"+ thickness material I wanted. Here's my new socket box:
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    Lee Schierer
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    That turned out very nicely, Lee!
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    That came out well! I love small, practical projects like that.
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    Great project, well done. We underestimate the skills to build a small piece like that. In the end, very satisfying. Every time I see a project like this, I think I really need to organize my many drawers of jumbled stuff into neat little boxes like these. Some day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    No 10mm, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Matthews View Post
    No 10mm, I see.
    That's in the metric set, which has seen less use and has real hinges instead of a molded thin plastic folding one.

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    Very nice box for that set. I am embarrassed to say that I have mine tossed into an old metal Craftsman tool box with a bunch of other stuff and have to dig through everything in the tray. Maybe I need to take a page from your book Lee.

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    Very nice Lee, makes you look very organized and I could sure use some of that

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    That is a great little storage box Lee. I can see someone inheriting that some day and feeling good about it.

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    I love how, with the patinaed tools, it looks like an estate sale discovery.

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    I like it! You donít want to see my sockets. Time for me to copy your design.

    Nice work!

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