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Old 01-07-2018, 01:44 AM
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Tool box shadow foam

Picked up a new tool box at Lowes today and would like to use shadow foam. I am sure some of you here with your MCOCD can help me on what you are using and other helpful hints

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Old 01-07-2018, 11:46 AM
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First thing I did was put on a MC sticker

Has anyone used fastcap foam?
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:13 PM
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Don't take this the wrong way, but IMO your MCOCD is getting a little out of hand if each tool has its own foam home! I think that stuff is intended for sensitive tools that are transported, banged around regualrly.
I can't comprehend cutting out hundreds of cutouts, one for each tool.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:13 PM
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Sweet looking toolbox though!
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:49 PM
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Amazon has a DIY kit.

My guess is it would be silly expensive, but this place will do it for you. LINK

If you have a local engraving company with a laser cutter, you might enquire about this method. Apparently you just scan your tools, import the outlines in to the laser cutter software and then send the job to the cutter. Maybe a local engraver could help out?
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:56 PM
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I agree with DIY. In our plants we normally do it ourselves after a lean event but I asked our ops guys and sometimes they have used this supplier.

https://www.foamfittools.com
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:30 PM
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I have a friend who is a jet engine mechanic and they are required to have their tools in foam so the inspector can look in their tool box and verify no tools left in the engine. They use a foam that they lay the tools on then put in an oven. The tools sink into the foam when heated. I'm not sure what it's called.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:43 PM
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Definitely a nice looking box!

Check out Ernst Mfg.

http://www.ernstmfg.com/

I have their space-saver wrench rails and was able to consolidate all of my wrenches into one drawer.
Will probably order some of their plier organizers soon.

Shadow foam is great for certain applications and, from what I can see of your workbench, you don't need my advice.

Just wanted to share some things I found while struggling with space in my box.

Post some shots when you get everything the way you want it.

Cool purchase 😎



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Old 01-07-2018, 08:52 PM
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Thanks guys
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:48 AM
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Awesome! I've wanted this for years just dont have the patience to cut them myself!
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