In this instructable you'll see: How I made some holders, over my workbench, on a big piece of melamine, for some of my hand tools.
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I made these two same holders for my T-Handle Torx/Hex keys, Nut Drivers, Rasps and Screwdrivers.
I placed them down to calculate the space I need to let, between every tool, in order to find the right length of the wood.
I marked the distances and extended them with a try square.
Then I started measuring the exterior diameter of every tool and at the total result I added one millimeter (half millimeter perimetrically), in order for them to get in and out more easily.
I did the same process for the other piece.
I opened all the holes needed to both pieces very carefully, for the depth of every hole to be up to the middle of the thickness of the wood.
In this case the thickness of the wood is two centimeters, so I opened holes 1cm deep.
Now I measured the interior diameter of every tool, adding again half millimeter perimetrically, for the same reason.
I opened again all the holes needed for every tool but this time each hole went from one side to the other.
I fliped it over and marked the two abutting external lines of every circle.
Adjusted the blade to the right height.
... and I started cutting with precision until the blade touches the 2 lines I drew before.
Then I sanded all the sides of both pieces very well.
Because this is softwood and it leaves splinters on the edges, I needed to sand all the points with a soft sandpaper by hand.
In order the tools to come in and out more easily, I did a little rasping between the gaps.
After all this sanding, it’s time for painting.
I let them dry for one day...
... and then installed them on the big piece of melamine, on the wall.
Let’s organize this mess!
For the try squares I measured the thickness of every piece and made these holders.
For the drill bits I measured the length of the base of every set and made this holder then I put the bases of the drill bits into the holder and placed it on the wall!
For the holesaws I took a piece of wood some dowels and I opened 45 degree holes, in order to keep the holesaws in place.
Hex / Allen Keys, T-Handle Hex Keys, Forstners, Woodboring Bits, Countersink Bits, Rotary Rasp Bits, Metal Cutter Drill Bits, Chamfer Milling Cutter Drill Bits, Deburring Bits & Router Bits
Thanks for reading & I hope you liked it!