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Old 03-11-2010, 10:16 AM
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From expierience you will want to make the cutouts real tight, so they squeeze the tools and keep them from bouncing around when you roll or carry the box. Cut out little half circles so you can get a finger in to pull them out. I built 14 full kits (12 drawer snap on cabinets) for work and they have held up for over 10 years. We bought the foam from snap on, not cheap, but the quality was worth the expense. I'll try and put some pics on here next week. Spray adhesive works great to bond the top and bottom, only spray it on the cutout sheet though!!

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Old 03-15-2010, 12:24 PM
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Here's a sample of the drawers we made at work. Like i said we used the snap-on foam, really good stuff, you'll only do it once, so it's worth the cost.

Also, funny enough, the Garage Makeovers issue of Wood magazine, featuring Roger1's awesome shop has a whole section on shadowing tool boxes.

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I did a write up on my toolbox at Aviation Maintenance
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I ordered all my foam products from Foam by Mail, foam products, cushions, mattresses, pillows, seats, sound proofing, memory foams, mattress, pillow, they have all types of foam that can be ordered in bulk. I used the 1/2" high density foam under my fenders to prevent stars from rocks and it works great.

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I've got too many tools in my tool boxes, or not enough tool boxes! I tried to shadow my tools, but ended up with over half the tools left and no place to put them! LOL. Finally just put rubber mat in the bottom and dumped them all back in.
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Same here! I would need a half dozen more boxes to try to do it that way. It does look nice, though.
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Look at the photos of mine, you can get them pretty tight. The other thing is do you REALLY need the tools at hand that you have in your box? There is no reason to make a foam "shadow" (don't know if that is the proper name) for tools that only get used once a year.

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Well, just one example is my impact sockets. Use them often, just no way to do them like that in the same space they're in now:

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Well, just one example is my impact sockets. Use them often, just no way to do them like that in the same space they're in now:

That looks like most of my sockets. I either have them on trees that hold each socket, or still in the box they came in, and the box in the drawer.
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Check out Shadow Foam, www.shadowfoam.com

They can supply blank drawer liners for you to cut yourself or can come and custom cut drawer liners for you





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Wow, that is a service that makes cuts the foam too? WTH? How in the heck can you do that without having the tools? I hope it works out for you but damn that sounds like in less you are charging a bunch of money I can't imagine how it could make you any money. The hard thing is the average guy who HAS the tools is handy with his hands or he wouldn't have the tools, and he is going to do it himself.

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Well you can get blank drawer liners cut to fit your drawer size so you can cut them yourself. They also supply cutting kits with a guide on how to get a quality finish along with foam glue and a specialist cutting tool with 5 replaceable blades.
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Well you can get blank drawer liners cut to fit your drawer size so you can cut them yourself. They also supply cutting kits with a guide on how to get a quality finish along with foam glue and a specialist cutting tool with 5 replaceable blades.
Yeah, I would like to see the prices, sounds Snap On tools $170 for four drawers kinda pricing if you ask me.

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