I’m one of those carpenters who always have a lot of tools and fasteners in their tool pouch. That’s convenient, but it also creates a problem. Whenever I take off the pouch, whether to put it in the truck or to relieve my aching back on the job site, tools and fasteners spill out. And the older I get, the less I want to wear the darned thing. I still need to keep it with me, however, which lately has meant lots of spilled fasteners and attendant cursing. To create a spill-proof place to put my pouch, I made a lightweight box from scraps of 1/2-in. and 1/4-in. birch plywood glued and screwed together, with a center divider that doubles as a handle. My box is 5 in. deep and roughly 14 in. by 15 in., but you can vary the dimensions based on the size of your tool pouch.
Kevin Ireton, New Milford, CT