What to do with a toolbox?

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I have what I would call a medium sized , heavy, metal silver colored toolbox. At first, I was going to just throw it out. But then I thought, " why not ask all of these smart DIY'ers".
I wish I had a picture of it, but I'll explain as best I can. Everyday latch on front with hoop for a lock. When opened, 1 shelf that lifts UP as one with the top.
Then the quintessential tray that you can lift out and a space underneath that to store more tools.
I'm wondering if there is a way to make it into a safe? Any ideas are greatly appreciated at this point.
Thank you all ahead of time,
Reveremike.
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  • Susan Franks Susan Franks on Sep 24, 2016
    If you are a camper you can use it for all your cooking and eating utensils. It makes things so easy. We used to set it at the end of the picnic table and when open everything was quickly accessible. If you fish this is perfect for all the lures and sinkers, extra line etc.

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    • Susan Franks Susan Franks on Sep 26, 2016
      You are welcome, Michael.

  • Sheryl Gilliland Sheryl Gilliland on Sep 25, 2016
    If it is fire safe, sure.But all locks including padlocks that are pushed inside and only the bottom shows are NOT theft proof. Although the latter is probably good and in this case a regular bike lock would work. Use a shell (ie an old cabinet, or wooden box with lid, a side table, build your own-etc) to camouflage the toolbox, then lock the cabinet with a simple flush mount lock, that blends with new furniture. With the toolbox locked, and the cabinet locked and being used for furniture, it will be safe as long as nobody talks about it. Loose lips sink ships and get your house burgled. Remember the toolbox must be fire safe if you are saving important documents. NOW IF you wanted a food safe, clean it really well, use primer and paint that is food safe and prettify the outside to match your kitchen. A good metal tool box is a ready made food safe from bugs, and small animals, probably not safe from floods. A nylon stocking filled with rice will absorb the moisture from the MA humidity.

    • Michael Michael on Sep 25, 2016
      Oh Sheryl, I was getting a chuckle reading your reply. Thank you so very much for your recommendations. It does sound like fun to find a way to camouflage it. It will be winter soon and I'll be looking for you Hingis to do. I'm a very, VERY new DIY'r, so, I'm wondering, is there some kind of spray paint that would ok to use on it? The first thing on my list is, no matter what I do with it, is to cover the silver! I was also thinking that, I live in an Apartment building, but have a large balcony. I was thinking of insulating it and storing small balcony things in it through out the harsh winters. Just a thought. But, thank you again for the chuckle and the recommendation.

  • Ash4921059 Ash4921059 on Sep 25, 2016
    What about using it for a well supplied First Aid kit?

  • Amy Amy on Sep 25, 2016
    What about hobbies? Painting supplies, beads, sewing or even flies for fishing or selling.