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#1 FixItCharlie OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 08:36 PM

When working on projects I use a tool tray to carry tools from the tool box.




One problem I always find is where to put it. Many times the only place for it is on the floor, then I am always bending to get tools down on the floor. While I was working on the garden tractor I found a solution. Years ago you would find these stools in sporting good of many big stores.




I removed the canvas seat from the stool then using flat bar stock made mounts for the tool tray


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The legs mount this way.




Now it stands up like this. It is not real high about the height of a chair seat.  




When done using it all will fold up & store in the tray.





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Posted June 13, 2017 - 09:05 PM

I use an old wood kitchen stool with a piece of plywood screwed to the top.

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 09:08 PM

I use a milk crate

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Posted June 14, 2017 - 05:33 AM

Great idea! It's always a pain to bend over and pick up a tool.

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Posted June 14, 2017 - 01:06 PM

Great idea I hate bending over too. I worked with an older fellow years ago on a commercial job. Everywhere he went he would push or pull his cart along. Then in my thirties I would kid around with him. He said when you get around fifty you'll want a cart too. Sure enough around fifty I bought a cart that I would push around on jobs & nothing went on the floor. I still use it today in my shop to lay tools & parts on to keep from putting anything on the floor.

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Posted June 14, 2017 - 02:33 PM

Great idea Charlie.  It looks like it works well.  

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Posted June 14, 2017 - 07:52 PM

Thank you everyone. This is one of the many things I like about GTT is everyone has some great ideas & this gives the ability to share them.



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Posted June 15, 2017 - 12:04 AM


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Posted June 15, 2017 - 12:14 AM

When the guts rotted out of my barbecue I removed everything but the frame and wheels and mounted an aluminum plate on the frame. Makes a nice portable  light duty work bench. I own 10 acres so storage isn't a problem. I do like the way yours folds for storage, makes it easy to transport to off sight work. I often do small projects for friends and relatives where it is best to go to the work rather than have them bring the job here. Don 

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Posted June 15, 2017 - 04:33 AM

Thanks for posting Charlie.  I have used a tool tray but got tired of picking it up off the floor as i got older, so it just became a storage tray.  Now i will keep an eye out for one of those folding chairs, maybe i can put the old tray back in service.

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Posted June 15, 2017 - 07:27 AM

That's pretty cool, Charlie. Always interested in seeing things re-purposed.

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