When I was tidying a cupboard at my aunts house I found a wooden tool box that belonged to my grandfather and my dad. Its a sturdy old wooden box that once had a leather handle and hinged for the lid, it must also, at one time, have allowed for the front to fold down but that now no longer works.
The contents are a typical pre war mentality mish-mash of things that may come in handy at some time or were kept just in case.
The box was full of stuff, and also 4 little metal boxes containing random screws and hooks – I used one of the boxes to try and reproduce the contents – I have to give the box back!!
I cast a little tray of drill bits and one of hooks – once the clay dried I built a wall round the tray and poured in resin – unfortunately as the wall hardened it also cracked and a load of resin leaked out – the result is a rather crap sheet of resin with clay stuck to it and a lot of holes!
I want to have an archive of this tool box so I’ve started listing the contents by layer and by contents of bags/boxes. I have been taking measurements of each item and sketching it then photographing it – I don’t plan to cast any more of the boxes contents.