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  1. #1
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    Default tool bucket

    I have seen purpose built tool carriers, nuc boxes, full pockets & etc.
    Carrying tools in a bucket is not new, but the 5 gallon bucket behind the drivers seat in my p/u was just too big!
    The rectangular bucket recovers precious cab space. The remaining cover tid bit holds scrapers, etc
    A step bit works fine in plastic if you want a round hole for your smoker lighter or brush handle.
    ( obviuosly, I just jammed the hive tools in there ) If only it were metal, I could hang the hot smoker on it too!
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    Love it. Room for beer as well! Nice stuff. I have an old tool box made by my son when he was in grade school. I like it because he made it but yours is actual practical!
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    I like the idea the way the hive tools are easily seen accessed. The hot smoker is a deal killer for me though. I've got a homemade 5-frame nuc with a luggage shoulder strap. My brush, 2 hive tools lay in the bottom, my smoker hangs on the edge from the inside. All of my small incidentals (lighter, smoker fuel, paint pen, cork, scissors, knife, strap, string, mesh, grafting tool, capping scratcher, etc.) reside in a 50's era 10"x 5"x 5" tackle box that sits in nuc box. My gear sits in the bed of my truck so it's exposed to the weather but it's weatherproof in this set up.
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    Tech Very cool . I like the ready access to multiple hive tools.
    Here is a picture of my box (Taken during the build).


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    The cat lover's secret!

    We have the round 5-gallon bucket for bee tools, but we walk to the apiary from the garage. For driving back and forth from the country place to the city place, everything that needs a bucket gets a rectangular cat litter bucket.

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    I've used a cat litter container like that for years, but your partial-lid hive tool holder is nice innovation!

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    I made this hive caddy from some scrap wood.

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    Default Re: tool bucket

    I see we have another fan of the Bernzomatic piezo-ignition torch for lighting smokers.

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    Bernzomatic The only way to go.

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    Default Re: tool bucket

    Is there a smaller version of the Bernzomatic?

    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/hd90ompn8...HD51-Ea94jX4Ua
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