Ever since running into Scott Spencer at the Rochester (Henrietta really), NY Woodcraft and being told that I should think about storing my cordless tool batteries out of the cold I have thought it would be nice to have a box to carry them all in for easy transport to the heated basement from the cold shop when not being used anymore.
So I have started making a little Ryobi battery toolbox.
The holes are for the "hot" male part of the battery to sit in. Eventually, I plan to add a drawer on the front and back in the bottom of the box. I think I will head to Lowes and if I can find some drawer slides on clearance I'll give them a whirl. Otherwise I'll just add a strip more of plywood to either side on the inside as a runner. The drawers will have a divider to the top of the space before the first battery hole and will have a shallower end to allow for movement past the batteries (with the male power delivery part projecting through the holes). At any rate, I'm letting the glue dry for this stage of assembly before moving forward.
I played around with rabbet and dado joints for this project. They were made mostly on the router table. The end pieces had the sides cut out on the bandsaw. What I should have done was to put my stacked dado set on my RAS, but I was feeling lazy last night as the cold shop was sapping my strength, with the wind outside sounding like a pack of hungry wolves. As it is, I'm spending a couple hours in the shop then coming in to play on the computer for a couple hours to warm up.
My next project for the day (after I can feel my feet again!) are a couple of clamp storage ideas. When I get those done I'll add them to my shop organization thread.