This may seem an odd tool, but I think it takes the roll of a tool well. It can be used to prop and clamp, it can be a bench, it can be a step, it can rest a plane (without dulling the blade), it can carry a load of pointy things safely, and it can ease your weary pins.
This box is old, possibly c1910. It’s handles are gracefully curved so it is a pleasure to pick up. It is light enough to kick around, but strong enough to leap upon.
I know it performed all of these tasks for my grandfather, and his father. I know it gave me the altitude to work at their level when I was small. My little daughters still use it to work the tools.
It also was my treasure chest when pirates were in play. And still it is my treasure.