Recently I was doing a little rearranging and getting ready to start things back up around here. Besides getting some new equipment for shooting videos, I also needed to clean out my tool chest, move some storage around, and make my shop more functional in its current form. Oh yeah, I ripped out my old closet so I have a huge hole in one wall with a bunch of pipes, wires, and stuff coming out of it. More on that later when I do an updated shop tour.
Back to the tool chest.
While cleaning out my tools chest I realized just how much stuff I keep in it. Tool chests get a bad rap from time to time because some people feel they are not very useful and don't hold everything they think they need. I will be the first to admit that they can't hold everything. I don't keep my larger saws in the chest, nor my miter box, or axes, or froe, nor my clamps, sharpening tools, saw vise, or scorp, or even my large wooden bench mallet. But, everything else fits in my chest, and there is room to spare.
And this is what it all looks like when its piled up on my bench. It's a lot of tools for sure, but I can still work smoothly out of this tool chest without rummaging around for tools. If anything, it helps me to be more organized and to ONLY get out what tools I need.