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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.
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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