|Project by Bricofleur||posted 02-23-2011 06:00 PM||4375 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
Small project? Yes, but great perspectives!
To end searching for particular sizes of Allen key, which were stored free in a small plastic drawer, I made this caddy by drilling a freshly square-jointed 8”-long 2 X 6 block of wood. I drilled 5/32’’, 3/16’’, 1/4’’, 5/16’’, 3/8’’, and 7/16’’ diameter holes 3/4” apart so Allen wrenches would be free and easy to pull out and feed in. One side holds the metric sizes and the other the imperial sizes (obvious).
After thought, I took the trouble to counterbore for adding a cup and a rare-earth magnet so any Allen screw or wrench could temporarily be “stored” securely on any job site.
The base is a 6” X 8” piece of 1/4”-thick MDF, which is screwed from under the wrench holder.
It is great! I should have think about that years ago. All that time spent to locate the needed Allen wrench!
I wonder how many of you lived with this… frustration!
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