Kennedy 520 machinist toolchest

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    My dad is a retired avionics tech, he knows how to fix any electronic thing in an airplane. He's had a toolbox like this as long as I can remember. He used to take in on planes when he'd fly to go fix them. Kennedy has been making them in Ohio, apparently unchanged, for like 100 years.

    The toolchest has several felt-lined drawers (so the tools don't shift around), with adjustable metal dividers in the drawers. A front cover hides all the drawers and protects them when the chest is closed, otherwise it slides underneath the drawers in a little pocket. It has this crinkly brown enamel paint job.

    1. linux-works 73 months ago | reply

      looks like a serious upgrade over my very cheap sears craftsman chest.

    2. todbot 73 months ago | reply

      it's much smaller than the craftsman chests I was looking at. for instance, the small drawers on the right are only about 1" tall.

    3. mightyohm 71 months ago | reply

      I would love to have one of these. Most of the electronics labs I have worked in have had one of these somewhere that some old-school tech is still using to store tweezers, soldering iron tips, and random odds and ends.

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