This small carryall ("Carry Some") tool box is brought to you by the Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre Society in Surrey, B.C. The pieces can be cut and braked up in advance for beginner students who are just learning to use a pop rivet gun. smwtcs.ca/
Tools & Materials
- 26 ga – 1 @ 12” x 16”
- 26 ga – 2 @ 5 5/16” X 8”
- 1/2” Conduit- 1 @ 10 7/8”
- 2- 1” x 3/8” Hex bolts w nuts
- 18- 1/8” x 1/8” steel pop rivets
- tin snips
- drill bits 1/8" and 3/8"
- hand brake
- pop rivet gun
- crescent wrench
- wooden block 11" in length
- safety glasses
- cut-resistant gloves
Watch video link for comprehensive step-by-step instructions
Using the square and pen, mark out the lines, edges, notches, and hole placement on the three sheets of metal.
Cut and notch all pieces using the tin snips.
Drill all 18 holes in body at 1/8", and the two 3/8" holes in the side pieces (for the handle).
Using a hand brake, bend up all hems and then bend the sides to 90 degrees.
Cut one 1/2" conduit to 10 7/8"
Screw the washers and nuts onto the bolts. Hammer the bolts into the ends of the conduit to drive the nuts into the centre space (the washer will act as a stop so the nuts sit flush with the end).
Use the crescent wrench to remove the bolts and washers. Place the handle between the tool box sides, and attach using the bolts.
- Scale your tool box up or down to make another sized carryall.
- Design a tool shelf that sits at the top of your carryall.
- Paint your tool box.
- Redesign the dimensions of the tool box to accommodate specific tools.