Desktop Screwdriver Storage.




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You can assemble this really simple device in no time at all, it offers

  • Easy simultaneous access to many sizes of screwdriver (and knitting needles my mum says).
  • Small footprint,saving desk real-estate.
  • Automatically cleans the driver tips before and after use
  • Universal tool fitting system offering infinite arrangement possibility.
  • A low spill modus when knocked.
  • Hard wearing enough to withstand heavy spontaneous use.
  • Excellent econimy in respect to time and materials.
  • Made of responsibly up-cycled materials that can be easily recycled normally.
  • In the event of a zombie apocalypse it can be soaked in oil or fat to form a windproof stove.

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Step 1: Change Your Life ( Well...desk) Today!

The evolution of screwdriver storage is upon us.

  • Gone are the vacuum formed trays in their incredible inefficiency of drivers to squared cm of space used, Plus having to put the correct driver in the designated space allocated for it. (Life is too short for that)
  • Gone are old paint tins that eat short handled drivers for breakfast never to be seen again.

Yes you can have one pot that will neatly and efficiently solve all your desktop screwdriver storage needs.

You will need to acquire..

  • Tin (ideally wider than it is tall)
  • A straight linear edge/metal rule
  • Sample or Off-cut rectangle of carpet, (woven , not foam back is preferable)
  • Knife or scissors, suitable for cutting carpet.

Step 2: Stage One

Measure the distance between the base of your tin and just under the lip of the inside edge.

Depending on the previous occupation of your tin you might want to clean it with a suitable product.

Step 3: Stage Two

Cut the carpet into lengths with a width equal to that of the measurement you obtained in the previous step.

  • You can mark a line.
  • Use a rule as a cutting guide.
  • Or follow the weave of the material.

Does not have to be one contiguous length of carpet.

Step 4: Stage Three

Pack the carpet into the tin.

  • Start at the edge,
  • Pressing it outward to make the center space wider,
  • Almost full..
  • Make a tight roll. grasp it while inserting it into the center to fill it completely.

Step 5: Bask in the Glory

  • We are not waiting for glue to dry,
  • Its held together by friction.
  • Now fill it up!
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    8 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I can use this in both my workshop and I agree with your Mom! Using a bit taller tin will work wonderfully for my knitting needles, shorter will do for the crochet hooks also! Thanks for this, now I'm off to find some carpet remnants!

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Mum will be pleased as punch. I often find unused carpet under large items of furnature, but now the neighbours dont ask me to look after their house when they go on holiday.


    3 years ago

    Nice writeup and great idea! :)


    3 years ago

    Mark the end of the screwdriver wit a + or - to identify a flat tip or a phillps tip


    3 years ago

    I really need to make this, and one for Phillips and one for flat head to save stuffing around. Nice idea!

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    3 years ago

    This is really cool. Simple and effective. I'm making one !

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks and great. It would super if you hit the I made it thingy.