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Tool Storage Hacks (or How to Hang Those Black Friday Screwdrivers)

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I didn't really need new screwdrivers. But what's a guy gonna do? The old ones didn't all match, and these were on sale.

This Instructable covers three little storage hacks:

  1. Making a keyhole mount in the belt clip for a hex driver set.
  2. Hanging screwdrivers.
  3. Making a metal bracket for socket extensions.

And remember, just because you can use store bought pegboard brackets, there isn't some rule that says you have to. You can do all this with a cordless drill.

Step 1: Hang those screwdrivers

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  1. Lay the screwdrivers where you want them. Be careful to leave enough room for small handles to be pulled straight up past the bulge in the large handles.
  2. Mark the center of the tool handles.
  3. Set your combination square to mark a the distance from the long edge.
  4. Measure the width of the thickest part of the screwdriver.
  5. Make a note on your workpiece to indicate what size drill bit to use for each hole. I just used two sizes, but should have gone a little smaller for the smallest shafts.
  6. Drill the holes and clean up with a hand plane, sandpaper, a Dremel, or whatever you like.

seamster1 year ago

Very nice. I especially like the socket extension holder idea. I need to make one of those!