Toolbox Workshop – Update

After a busy summer spent vacationing and having heaps of maker-y fun it’s time for an update on the toolbox workshop idea proposed here.

We have been talking with the good folks at the Sam Smith Farmer’s Market (http://samsmithmarket.ca) and are planning on bringing some tool box kits to a booth at the market in the coming weeks. This is an opportunity to come out, buy or make a kit, and maybe even drop off some tools as a donation to those who need them. 

These kits are slightly modified from the one shown in the original post; these toolboxes are slightly cantilevered to hang more naturally against the leg. It looks a bit counter-intuitive but the off-set centre handle and the low-rise front panel make it very easy to throw a whack of project tools in the box quickly and still carry it with ease. Toolboxes that have handles on-centre force the carrier to hold his or her arm own arm unnaturally proud from the hip, which causes fatigue and sometimes dents in the wall or bruises on the leg.

These toolboxes are designed to hold a good bit of kit while snugging comfortably up against the carrier’s thigh. They can be fastened with brads, nails, or screws and are  lightweight, sturdy, ample, and easily portable. The kits are all custom made-to-measure and easy to assemble as long as you have a flat surface on which to work.

Confirmed dates will be posted here at www.newtorontomakeshore.ca.

DIY toolbox
You, too, can make your very own toolbox

Young Makers: Back to School DIY Pencil Case

One of our young Makers was inspired by a YouTube DIY video and created this mouth wateringly-attractive pencil case.

This project only needs a few materials, which are all easy to get:

  • a package of candies
  • A small zipper
  • Duct tape
  • Hot glue (I.e., a hot glue gun)
Candy wrapper pencil case with duct tape inside and zipper
Use the wrapper from a package of candies, duct tape, hot glue, and a zipper to make this pencil case