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Old 04-08-2013, 13:09   #1
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Lightbulb A Thread to share handy looking stuff you stumbled across......

....whether or not used by self (or even bought!). Doesn't have to be new or clever, just "looks handy".


To get started, have just stumbled across these:-



Black and Decker Workmate Work Box.

The dual use caught my eye (Mini Workmate and tool box)......Apparently no longer made - but seem to go for around 15 on ebay.

No, I haven't bought one - not yet..........
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Re: A Thread to share handy looking stuff you stumbled across......

been around over here on this side of the pond for a long time. I think everyone had on for a while! Kind of a mini workbench with a clamping top.... yeah might be good in that 4th cabin in your catamaran... :>)
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been around over here on this side of the pond for a long time. I think everyone had on for a while! Kind of a mini workbench with a clamping top.... yeah might be good in that 4th cabin in your catamaran... :>)
But new to me! - and maybe other folks who don't get out much ..........indeed I likely have a spot for one onboard (at 30' of Mono) - would just have to get rid of another tool box .........but that one for later.
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....whether or not used by self (or even bought!). Doesn't have to be new or clever, just "looks handy".


To get started, have just stumbled across these:-



Black and Decker Workmate Work Box.

The dual use caught my eye (Mini Workmate and tool box)......Apparently no longer made - but seem to go for around 15 on ebay.

No, I haven't bought one - not yet..........
I've got the top part... they did one independent of the tool box... really handy bit of kit... serves as a great vice for woodwork etc...
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I've got the top part... they did one independent of the tool box... really handy bit of kit... serves as a great vice for woodwork etc...
Yeah, I have seen those - was the dual use aspect of the box thing that grabbed by attention.
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Re: A Thread to share handy looking stuff you stumbled across......

Been around since last century ('80's) although haven't seen with the toolbox.

Working height looks a bit low, you have to bend over and that is hard on your back. I find a couple of portable sawhorse with "G" clamps if necessary pretty handy.

If you don't have saw horses they are very easy to build out of scraps.

Could be useful all the same.
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Been around since last century ('80's) although haven't seen with the toolbox.

Working height looks a bit low, you have to bend over and that is hard on your back. I find a couple of portable sawhorse with "G" clamps if necessary pretty handy.

If you don't have saw horses they are very easy to build out of scraps.

Could be useful all the same.
Obviously don't sail far on 21ftrs do you... must be a land person
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Re: A Thread to share handy looking stuff you stumbled across......

You could dissemble the lower frame of a Workmate (a similar clamping and worm-geared work surface) and bolt it to a box of your making in either metal or wood.

Damn, now I have to do this. Having long clamping surfaces is very handy...if you have the space to use it and need to glue or secure things.
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I bought a old one off CL for $35.00 & have found it to be very handy on the boat whether using as a bench or the vice function, mine isn't the box combo unit but the one on legs that fold flat.
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