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    New 'side project'

    I've an old Craftsman toolbox, first one I'd bought fifty years ago. Beat up from being hauled around in all the LBC's and Alfas we've had, as the 'traveling kit'. I've repaired it once, painted it partially with black wrinkle finish, leaving the top lid & the two drawers original as I'd wanted to retain the various stickers and labels on there. Recently pulled it out and found some chemical had leaked from a shelf it was under and the decals were FUBAR'd. Found replacements on the 'net and that started a 'restoration' idea. Well, the "might-as-wells" go from there. sanded the outside of the lid down with a die grinder and 3M Scotch Lock pads, sprayed primer on it. The dents bothered me, as I'd planned to replace the decals and it'd be a shame to leave the "dibishes" as they were. Now in process of sanding and filling with Dolphin Glaze, realizing my OCD has kicked in!
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    Re: New 'side project'

    Reminds me of life after my first layoff, back around 1973.

    I knew I had way too much time on my hands, when I found myself dusting and waxing the water heater.
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    Re: New 'side project'

    About a year after I retired, I told the wife I'm thinking of going back to work, just so I can get a rest! I never thought being retired would be so tiresome. The honey do list used to be half a dozen items, now, it automatically re-charges it's self!

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    Re: New 'side project'

    We need photos Doc.
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    Re: New 'side project'

    The underside of the lid and the reason it will remain untouched. Some irreplaceable decals and a lot of personal history there. The top will finish in a yet-to-be chosen color, along with sides and drawers. Suggestions?

    underlid.JPG boxlid1.JPG
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    Re: New 'side project'

    How times have changed. Note the "Cameras will film any holdup". Young'ns of today ask "what's a camera? what's film?" "what's a holdup?".

    Of course their tool boxes are completely different - mostly 0's and 1's.

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    Re: New 'side project'

    No self respecting tool box is without an STP sticker.

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    Re: New 'side project'

    Quote Originally Posted by 65_BRG_Sprite View Post
    No self respecting tool box is without an STP sticker.
    ISTR that was one of the first to go in, along with the "When all else fails..." Dymo label above it. Literally half a century ago. And there's an Auto World decal on the right side of the box, it will be preserved somehow. Wouldn't be able to find one of Oscar's stickers ever again. PRDA remembered!
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    Re: New 'side project'

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    The underside of the lid and the reason it will remain untouched. Some irreplaceable decals and a lot of personal history there. The top will finish in a yet-to-be chosen color, along with sides and drawers. Suggestions?
    boxlid1.JPG
    Lotus green and yellow, of course!
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    Re: New 'side project'

    Great minds an' all that. Was just plotting how wide to do the yellow stripe!
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    Re: New 'side project'

    "There are three kinds of men. One who learns by readin'. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on that electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers
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    Re: New 'side project'

    Lid in final primer, drawers removed. Got a bonus! Four pennies and a hex nut from a Porsche C.I.S. system in the case underneath the drawers. Now the project is on hold while I configure a client's laptop.

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