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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Custom Grill Tools Box

Our hot dog pokers, marshmallow cookers and moonpie makers get dirty and sooty and make a mess wherever they're at. I was planning on making a short fence post and gutter container and stow it in the storage hatch, but didn't want to spend the $20 on it.

I packing for last weekend's tent camping trip and was poking around the garage when it dawned on me to just cut the sides on an existing plastic box for the handles to stick out.

It's a little flimsy, but works ok enough. I'd like to add a couple of baffles inside to hold the tools on place (right now, they slide around with differing amounts of handle sticking out).

I'm going to remake this later with a better and newer container and see what I can come up with.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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nice idea. keeps it all organized and clean. do you have any dividers in it?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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Pretty cool idea, will keep them clean in between use as well!

Can't wait for the first roasted marshmallow of the 2013 season....only days away!
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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nice idea. keeps it all organized and clean. do you have any dividers in it?
That's what I meant by "baffles inside"- I just used the wrong word!

I don't have any which means they do get a bit criss-crossed inside there. I'm going to play around with some ideas of hot gluing dividers in of some sort.

I need to start with a newer/heavier container. This one started with a broken hinge and it's gone down hill from there with me cutting the one side so drastically.
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Pretty cool idea, will keep them clean in between use as well!

Can't wait for the first roasted marshmallow of the 2013 season....only days away!
I'm not a huge fan of roasted marshmellows or even smores. I like them and will eat them, but rarely crave them.

BUT- my wife always makes sure we have them on hand! And even my daughter (who years ago wouldn't touch them) now asks for them!
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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Consider using wire ties to bundle the handles together.
Don't know if it would work, pick a golf club cover (for the wood clubs). This might be a more compact unit to store.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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I got a box from an old wrench/socket set and cut the molded guts out of it, then cut a slot in the side for the handles to stick out of. I lined it with some stiff foam to hold everything in place. It's solid, lightweight, has clamps to hold it closed and already has a built in handle. (Sorry, I don't have any photos)

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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I did the same thing last year, but one the first trip out the box fell off the table and got stepped on. I ended up finding an under bed storage box that was about 1/2" longer than our pie makers, so I bought a couple of them. One has 3 pie makers, 4 marshmallow sticks, JaJa firestarter, and a couple small propane bottles. The other has dog toys, food, tie out, ect in it. And they stack on top of each other real nice too.
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