Woodworking shouldn't be limited to the wood shop!
I've been working with wood for about 10 years and I wanted to be able to bring my hand tools with me anywhere - on camping trips, to outdoor gatherings, and other workshops. Tools can be both sharp and fragile, and otherwise difficult to transport. I decided to make a tool roll for all my hand tools so they could be both mobile and organized - files, rasps, chisels, whittling knives, spoke shave, burnisher, strop, and whatever else you need. There are fancy leather versions of this sold online, but with specific tools, it made sense to make one that was customized to fit my personal tool collection. All it takes is some basic sewing skills, a sewing machine and supplies, 1/2 yard of fabric (this cost me $4), and about 3-4 hours of time to layout and sew the roll. Enjoy!
Step 1: Materials and Tools you'll need
- sewing machine
- fabric scissors
- an iron / ironing board
- a triangle (or something with a square edge you can trace)
- a ruler
- pencil made for fabric
- thread (heavy duty is better)
- 1/2 yard fabric
(canvas or denim works great! something heavy duty will hold up better. If you have super thick fabric or leather, you'll need a special sewing machine. I used a medium duty lycra/denim blend as I have a standard sewing machine).
- And you'll need the tools you are making the roll for so you can customize the slots to fit them into.