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  • TerryC111 commented on gurobuzz's instructable Cheap Tool Box Organization3 months ago
    Cheap Tool Box Organization

    The real beauty of this instructable is the efficiency of placing tools on edge opposed to laying them on top of each other! Like you, I too am cheap but I'm also a little lazy. For those of us that have fewer tools to contend with, I wonder if rather than marking & drilling nine b-zillion holes why not use one (or maybe two) thicknesses of tempered pegboard? I pushed a 1/4" dia. multi-grooved dowel pin into a piece of 1/4" tempered pegboard and the fit was just right. I'd have to check further to see if gluing is necessary, but it's no big deal either way once you have your layout how you want it. I think that the pegboard would work fine for pliers, sockets & ratchets etc. but wrenches... maybe not so much. The upside to the pegboard, besides not having to drill so ...see more »The real beauty of this instructable is the efficiency of placing tools on edge opposed to laying them on top of each other! Like you, I too am cheap but I'm also a little lazy. For those of us that have fewer tools to contend with, I wonder if rather than marking & drilling nine b-zillion holes why not use one (or maybe two) thicknesses of tempered pegboard? I pushed a 1/4" dia. multi-grooved dowel pin into a piece of 1/4" tempered pegboard and the fit was just right. I'd have to check further to see if gluing is necessary, but it's no big deal either way once you have your layout how you want it. I think that the pegboard would work fine for pliers, sockets & ratchets etc. but wrenches... maybe not so much. The upside to the pegboard, besides not having to drill so many holes is:1) Dry fitting to get the layout how you want it would be foolproof. 2) You wouldn't necessarily have to paint the tempered, dark brown pegboard.3) Holes for 1/4" drive bits would have to be opened up a "tad", & for the 3/8" & 1/2" holes, but again, the pilot hole is already there. NOTE: I just checked and for larger 1/2" drive sockets the dowel pins need to be 1-15/16 to 2" apart - perfect for every other pegboard hole location!4) I believe that 1/4" pegboard would be lighter than MDF and more stable. The downside to the pegboard is:1) The spacing sacrifices for the wrenches (1" spaced holes vs. custom drilled spacing - 5/8").Perhaps a combination of the two methods would suffice. One easy way to get 1/2" spaced holes would be to use a 2" wide strip of pegboard, offset 1/2" from the work piece holes. In any event, you can buy 1/4" dia., Multi-Grooved Dowel Pins ranging from 1" to 5" long with the suggested 1-1/2" length costing $12.55 / 1000 from the following site: http://wood-dowels.exceldowel.com/viewitems/dowel-pins-biscuits/dowel-pins-plain There are multitudes of sources that offer these dowels in smaller quantities at higher piece cost. My opinion is that the multi-grooved dowel pins would work better than the spiral-grooved pins.

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