Hand Tools Archive 2007
When not on the road in a tool roll, I store my files and spares in a lead-weighted block to prevent confusion and keep them from touching each other, but I like a small bin on the horse for the jointer and saw sets. A few drain holes in the bin are useful to brush out file shavings or water, and the inside face is a handy spot for notes on file sizes that won’t get rubbed off. I also mounted the mahogany faces of the bin using large, round-headed box pins to provide some texture for wood or leather bench vise jaws to grip. All faying surfaces were bedded in oil-based bedding compound for outdoor use and the horse given several coats of spar varnish.
Finally, I like to scribe my usual fleam angle into the vise jaws to keep me straight. ;)