Well my mobile lab is complete. It makes clean up a breeze and all my mixing gear can disappear (not the flavorings that's next). Polished up, the 65 year old picnic box looks like it needs a hole for the laser to shoot out The completed box holds 2 X 250ml beakers 1 X 500ml beaker, my scale and power supply, my mag stirrer and power supply, mag stirrer "bars" (the things that spin), nitrile gloves, and pipettes ...everything needed to mix but the liquids.
Here's the box. I didn't get too crazy trying to perfect the shine, just some 0000 steel wool and silver polish. The latches are heavily patinaed ...I like 'em a little crunchy, and they're totally solid ...nothing a little Scotts Liquid Gold can't handle, close enough... The handle is Bakelite
Carpet tiles in the bottom and a mylar bubblewrap mailer (2x thick) for the liner topside make this tinny aluminum box have a solid feel, while providing cushioning top and bottom ...looks pretty cool too! I cut some foam packaging to fit and cutout holes to hold my beakers. In the center is a protected spot for my scale and in the front there's room for a bunch of pipettes, rubber gloves, mag stirrer bars and the two power supplies (scale and mag stirrer). The mag stirrer (another thread) fits on top
Here you can see the scale where it hides under the cigar box mag stirrer when all assembled for storage
...and here it is all ready to travel ...to the closet ...because I AM NOT going to try and get this through airport security ...pretty sure this is how to make some list.