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If you really want one, these can still be acquired on Bricklink: http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=45363
Weighing the whole box might help if you just want to check if it's complete - unless you fear extra parts. If you want to weigh parts or group of parts, there are scales which have an "item" function - you weigh one, then set it as unit, and then you can use the scale to give a count of the parts on it rather than its total weigh. Precision is important, ...
Tackle boxes are very common for storing Lego, I use them myself. Unfortunately I've not found or seen a good way to count the pieces that are in them. The easy way is to take everything out of them, which I suspect is what you're trying to avoid. One trick with that is to get a piece of cardboard (or plywood) twice the size of the tackle box, cut a hole ...
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