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|Skitch's Tool Box inspired me to make my own glassblowing tool boxes (below).
Skitch used a rectangular guitar case.
The photo below is on top of lockers at East Falls Glassworks, to give a different perspective:
|Tony Patti (new) Tool Box.
I did a LOT of searching on ebay, for the perfect tool box to carry my glassblowing tools. I looked at rifle cases, guitar cases, and tool boxes. One of my concerns was the weight of the case and the tools, and I realized that I might as well get a case with wheels, and I found the perfect case, by seaching for ATA (Air Transport Association) shipping cases on ebay.
I needed a long and narrow case, but wider than the typical rifle case or guitar case (which may be 12" or less wide). I found that "keyboard cases" had the dimensions I was looking for, and the SKB 4214W (the "W" means it has wheels) was the right size.
According to Google's Shopping website, these sell new for around $300 (plus shipping), but on ebay you may be able to find one pre-owned in the $99 - $125 range.
Although they spec this case to have an interior of 42" long by 14" deep, that is with the standard foam installed to protect a keyboard. If you remove this foam, you have a case which is actually 44" long and 16" deep. In terms of symmetry of the two halves, some cases had essentially identical halves, but other cases had a relatively thinner lid section. The SKB 4214W is one of those cases where the top and bottom halves are the same size, and both accomodate not less than 2 inches of foam.
My first attempt with pink foam (see below) from Home Depot did not work out very well,
|Tony Patti (old) Tool Box
This was built into a single rifle case. Includes:
|This toolbox is owned by one of the glassblowers who works at the
US National Park Service - Jamestown Glasshouse,
specifically at their off-site facility.
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