My shipment from Enco has arrived, with lots of imported metal in various shapes. A couple of V-blocks (made in India) are particularly nice, as are the Enco 30/60/90 and 45/45/90 setup plates ($20 or so for the pair). The only thing in the collection that is remotely disappointing is a 90 degree angle plate, slotted with open ends; its finish is not as nice as the other gizmos, but I suspect it will work, and it was not terribly expensive.
Some of the items have storage cases, others do not. I would like to avoid putting them away for a while only to discover that they rusted because I did not know how to care for them. Oiling them seems a good idea :) Needing practice with wood joinery, I thought of making wood boxes for them. Do you have any recommendations for particularly good or bad choices of wood? Would it be better to make a "empty" box with some type of foam filler, or is it ok to use wood inside too?