NASA tool box inspired by Adam Savage

katglimpse92

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Hi everyone it's Kat. This is my first thread here and I would like to share with you a recent project of mine - the "NASA tool box". It is a storage box for my slides collection and all the tools, and is kind of a replica of Adam Savage's microscope box from below video:

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The whole project started with my collection of 60-70s scenery slide sets. I also built a simple light box for viewing the slides, with EL film powered with USB.
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It was after building the light box when I realized that a box to store the light box and the slides would be great, and I thought of Adam's really nice microscope box. I was out of plywood during the build, so my box was built from two old wine crates which have been lying around my shop for a long time.
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The build of the interior is rather simple as I just need to build specific holder for each tools:
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Here is one of the fun part of this build. I printed out some old NASA labels that I found online , and I also made up my own one. I printed them on sticker paper, and soaked them in coffee to weather them. I was happy with the result. I also ordered those engraved plastic plates online and did the labels with an embossing labelmaker.
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I bought a cheap lock for the box too and decided to make a key out of brass. The shank was easy as I just soldered the two tiny bits to a brass tube.
I figured that a knurled head seems to be perfect for the design as it reminds me of the NASA Apollo torch, however I do not have a lathe so I held it in some kind of drill chuck and knurl it on a drill...probably the world's worst knurling ever.
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As a finishing touch to this build I drew and made this tiny user manual, based on the look of the Apollo 13 manual:
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So this is my build / replica of NASA tool box, inspired by Adam Savage. Hope you guys enjoy it!
 

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Kat I love it! Amazing and top notch attention to detail. I saw that episode and have been itching to do one of Adam's builds myself. Can't wait to see your next project.
 
I especially love the addition of the Dynamo Labels that you added. That was the standard form of labelling for a long time and they were durable and would last a long time!
 
Kat I love it! Amazing and top notch attention to detail. I saw that episode and have been itching to do one of Adam's builds myself. Can't wait to see your next project.

Awesome, I love it!

Magnificent!

great job on this, well done. Love all the details especially those in the user manual.

Way way cool.

Very cool, looks lovely.

The ancillary details like the paperwork are what really make it. Excellent work

More complete/cooler than this is almost impossible:eek::eek: Great job detailing/building that tool box:cool::cool:(y)(y)


Hi all, thank you very much and glad that you like it! :)
 
I especially love the addition of the Dynamo Labels that you added. That was the standard form of labelling for a long time and they were durable and would last a long time!

yes that font and texture and durability are awesome. I also like how the letters might misalign a little bit and that looks even better to me.
 

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