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one of the most annoying thing in my workshop is the tools that i can't find ,even if its in front of me .I am not really an organized man but when in it comes to screwdrivers and pliers it drives me nuts to search them on my workbench ,so i decided to make this small tools organizer

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Step 1: Design

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The goals list:

  1. Easy and simple to build
  2. Small and compact as possible
  3. Holds the tools that i use more often
  4. Build it cheap
  • After some paper drawing i ended up with this design ,which i think is the best
  • The dimensions depends on what you got, you don't need to stick with the exact dimensions

  • If the longest screwdriver you have touch the ground and you don't have a wider wood palette you can go with the other design with a longer

  • The only thing a got in mind is wood ,and where can i get it? o yeah pallets!

Step 2: Equipment and material

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Equipment :

  1. Hand driller or a drill press
  2. Wood cutting hand saw
  3. Wood file
  4. Hummer
  5. Ruler
  6. Some sandpaper
  7. Some wood glue
  8. Screwdriver
  9. 4 mm drill bit for pilot holes
  10. 8 mm drill bit
  11. 10 mm drill bit
  12. 10 mm mill

Material :

  1. Pallet
  2. 4 wood screws
  3. 2 nails
  4. varnish

Step 3: Sawing

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  • start by the cut number 1 then in order 2,3,....., you can alter the cutting steps but this is the easiest way i think .
  • for the last 2 pieces you may need to make them from thicker wood if your screwdrivers touches the ground
AveryC10 months ago

I just stubmbled across this this is a great idea!

good idea..have been looking for a design for holding my carving knives and chisels...this will work just fine...thanks
amgworkshop (author)  jimmitchell19431 year ago

thank you

Mick Bevan1 year ago

Nice work....always helps to keep control of your tools.

amgworkshop (author)  Mick Bevan1 year ago

thanks Mick Bevan