The sentiment of “they just don’t make them like they used to” might be wistful nostalgia on most counts but has merit when talking about tool boxes. Restore a vintage toolbox to a showroom shine with this tutorial.
If you’ve been longing for a toolbox as sturdy as your grandfather’s but disappointed by the numerous plastic boxes lining the shelves at your local hardware, this tutorial is for you. At Make magazine they took a rusty old toolbox and restored it using an oscillating sander, a wire wheel, lots of elbow grease and masking tape, and enamel spray paint. Check out the full tutorial at the link below and start keeping your eye out for old toolboxes at flea markets and garage sales to put a new shine on.