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January 12, 2014

Storage of Pliers, pincers, shears, snips and scissors

I have a good collection of box joint pliers and use them regularly, however they were stored with their working ends down in holes in a block of wood that also holds my files and rasps, so they needed a place of their own.

Then I remembered a quote from my first father in law and mentor when it comes to old things, he said ‘don’t forget the great unused storage space in the sky’.

Using some 1/2″ thick pine I cut a length of the 11″ wide board to 18″, drilled holes in the end grain for the pivot hinges, drilled a hole in through the top of my tool cabinet and manufactured a bracket to hold the lower pivot hinge.  I used white oak for the dowels/pivots and there is a single slotted screw holding the bracket to the side of the tool cabinet.

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I then laid out the pliers/ pincers on one side, they are held with 1″ fine cut headless brads with room for expansion, I already found another pair of box joint pliers to add to the collection.  Then on the other side I put my snips, shears and scissors that I use regularly.

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This arrangement works nicely, everything easy to see and a place for storage out of the way.

Stephen

2 Comments »

  1. I love the way you organized your tools. I’ve done something on a smaller scale to keep track of all my sandpaper you can see it here at the top of my portfolio. http://ninjanatewoodworking.com/shop/portfolio.php

    Comment by Nate — January 19, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

  2. Looks good, now you how Mr Studly got started on his cabinet.

    Comment by Chester — May 29, 2014 @ 5:45 am

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