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case1I’ve long been looking for the perfect rug for my dining room (which may become my shop if I can’t soon find the perfect house in my price range, but that’s a story for another day), so I regularly troll a local online auction site, on which I can’t seem to keep from looking at things I don’t need, too (you never know…).

In today’s sale, there’s a “case full of various tools”; the tools include nothing that I covet. The case, however, offers an intriguing solution to storing a small set of tools while traveling.

A plaque on the outside of the beat-up hard case reads “Video Assist Systems Inc.,” so my guess is the two boards with attached pockets originally held various wires, connectors, power plugs and the like. The top board appears to be affixed to the case lid; the other folds down to rest atop two sections in the case bottom, which is divided horizontally.

For the last couple years while traveling, I’ve used a leather suitcase that looks cool, but requires wrapping everything in various tool rolls, old towels and the like for protection – which means the better part of the case is filled with fabric.


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