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Are you still carrying around that beat out old tool box? Are the other racerslaughing at you and that dinosaur you are lugging around? Can't find anythingwhen you need it? Leaving things you need at home because the old fishing tacklebox is full? Does your slot box smell like fish?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above then SlotSide cansolve all your problems.
The plans that follow allow anyone with access to a table saw and a modicumof woodworking skill to walk into the local raceway with his head held high.Best of all you won't have to lay out the considerable cash most shops are askingfor a decent box. You're better off spending it on that new group 27 set upyou've been eyeing.
The SlotSide box neatly stores 6-8 cars in the 2 columns. Handtools tuck away in one drawer while small parts are organized in the seconddrawer. A shelf below the drawers may be used for larger tools like solderingparaphernalia. If you are serious enough to own a power supply it fits belowthe shelf in a spacious cubby. I use this space for a dremel and various otherclunky items. The car columns can also be used for any sized controller,even the formidably sized Omni fits in the small slot at the bottom. The doorsfeature shelves like those found on refrigerator doors and are used to storespare tires, tire glue, oiler or the myriad of other items that can be storedin film containers. I find this very useful, but for those of you who wantto save work the doors can be simplified to hinged boards.
A few words about construction and materials. The whole thing can be builtfrom: