I mentioned Gerstner toolboxes awhile back and it was opined by others that they are too pricey and easily-harmed for a modern machine shop. Could be. New, they cost like unobtaniam, hen's-tooth grade.
Used, on auction sites, they're a bit more affordable. Mine even arrived with Machinery's Handbook in the special drawer at the center, for less than the cost of a new all-metal chest of like size:
The Gerstner is the fancy one at upper center, a generic import occupies the lower shelf. The perceptive observer will note my tool selection skews retro, including a set of late-19th century Jennings auger bits in the top section of the lower toolbox (wooden case at the left). They work as good as new!
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