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Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:17:45 PM »
These Safa brand boxes are made locally and are fairly stoutly constructed. This one was acquired, more because of price than need. When I picked it up from the previous owner it was a bit rougher than expected. I’m figuring that I might cut the top off it and turn it into a middle stacker box to give me more storage without sacrificing bench space.... I have a roller and top box that it could fit nicely between. What thoughts you have guys ?





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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 11:20:30 PM »
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 06:31:53 AM »
I did exactly that with a Kennedy 7 drawer chest the lid was beat to hell on.   I think I paid 20 bucks for it.... cut the top down, a coat of matte black paint and made it a riser for my other machinists chest.
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 08:21:25 AM »
Just watch your height.  I added a mid  box for about 2 minutes to my home stack and realized the top section and two rows of drawers were too high to use.  Ended up putting another stack beside it that I scored on the cheap and am very happy with the results. 
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 09:22:46 AM »
Just watch your height.  I added a mid  box for about 2 minutes to my home stack and realized the top section and two rows of drawers were too high to use.  Ended up putting another stack beside it that I scored on the cheap and am very happy with the results.

I offer the same advise. The height can be an issue. I am 5'6" so for me I can't stack too high. I have a mid box and tried to add a second but it put things in the top box too high to reach without a step and that didn't work for me.
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 10:16:49 AM »
To me that is not a real rough looking box. A little attention and I think it would look very nice in fact. I have seen tops removed for restricted spaces but I don't think I could ever bring myself to do that to a box unless the top was just flat out trashed which that one is not.

I would opt to figure out a different direction to go with the box without removing the top myself. Likely a restoration would be my starting point.
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 11:51:16 AM »
I am going with Uncle Buck on the condition.   Back when those were in the shops it was a real desirable box.   Plus a box like that with the drop down front, was stouter than a regular one.   Plus the heavy handles indicate it was made to load into the service truck,  and made beefier so it didn't collapse from the contents weight.  At one time I'd have been very happy to get that box. 

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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:40 PM »
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Don't overlook the obvious...  that's a road box.  Throw it in the back of your truck or ute and bolt her down :mr:
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 07:53:59 PM »
MidNite,

Don't overlook the obvious...  that's a road box.  Throw it in the back of your truck or ute and bolt her down :mr:

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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 08:37:28 PM »
^^^^I'm with those two, would make a nice box for the back of your rig

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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 08:43:14 PM »
To me that is not a real rough looking box. A little attention and I think it would look very nice in fact. I have seen tops removed for restricted spaces but I don't think I could ever bring myself to do that to a box unless the top was just flat out trashed which that one is not.

I would opt to figure out a different direction to go with the box without removing the top myself. Likely a restoration would be my starting point.

Agreed on all counts.  I'd offer to buy it from you if the shipping wouldn't be such a killer!
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 09:06:05 AM »
I agree! Some #0000 steel wool and WD 40, a coat of wax. Then shop or truck you have a nice box.  myopinion
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 03:02:06 AM »
I'm with those other weirdos.  I'd use it as a truck box but I'm sure you already have that covered.
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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 05:08:20 AM »
I agree! Some #0000 steel wool and WD 40, a coat of wax. Then shop or truck you have a nice box.  myopinion
I like the idea of the steel wool and the WD40. Maybe start out first how Phil would a good water blasting to remove the dirt and loose flaking paint.... then see what it really looks like. We finished trucking milk this morning ... making it closer to some shop time.....


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Re: Dilemma......What to do with this one.....
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 07:28:18 AM »
I agree! Some #0000 steel wool and WD 40, a coat of wax. Then shop or truck you have a nice box.  myopinion
I like the idea of the steel wool and the WD40. Maybe start out first how Phil would a good water blasting to remove the dirt and loose flaking paint.... then see what it really looks like. We finished trucking milk this morning ... making it closer to some shop time.....


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