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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-13-2013 11:15 PM 3255 views 23 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old holder broke right down the middle so I made the new one out of maple plywood and mounted it on an angle so the wrenches were coming out to me. By doing it this way, I did not need such a long piece of wood for the big ones, they stop when they hit the door it is mounted on. I drilled all the holes and then cut the angle. While I was at it , I made one for my buddy,Tim, too, as long as I was mounting all these drills in the drill press. His did not have the 5/8 wrench, however.
In case anyone wants to make a holder, the chart below is the clearance hole I used for each wrench:

Wrench Size….... Hole Size
5,8…....... 3/4
9/16…..... 11/16
1/2…...... 5/8
3/8…...... 29/64
5/16….... U drill
1/4…...... N drill
7/32….... 17/64
3/16….... #2 drill
5/32….... #7 drill
9/64….... 11/64
1/8…...... #22 drill
7/64….... #29drill
3/32….... #33 drill
5/64….... 3/32
1/16….... #43
3/64….... #53

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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grizzman

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 11:19 PM

how can you stand so much organization jim, heck you might even be able to find things…im inspired, just wait, ill make you proud…lol..good job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 11:20 PM

Nice job—looks very handy!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 11:29 PM

I need one of those!!! Nice work, thx for the idea.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 11:35 PM

Way to funny I spent part of the afternoon looking for a metric size 3 because I did not put it back in the kit. Very nice Jim

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 11:38 PM

Great idea Jim, would take the mystery out of where I put it last.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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nomercadies

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 12:08 AM

Good one Jim.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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BusterB

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 12:12 AM

Jim….usually your projects are far too artistic or complicated for me to even consider attempting….that being said I belive I may actually give this one a go. Thanks for posting one to inspire those of us at the lower end of the woodworking food chain…..super idea sir….great job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 12:18 AM

Nice little gizmo…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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hotbyte

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#9 posted 06-14-2013 12:39 AM

Nice! Most of mine are in a jumble in a drawer :( I did buy SAE and metric sets that fold up like a pocket knife. They are still organized :)

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 12:43 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I hope this inspires some one to make one. I had to hunt through a box of 100 or more wrenches to find enough for the second set. Next it will be a metric set. I have a box of those I picked up at a garage sale and they are all mixed up.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 06-14-2013 12:46 AM

Boy! Haven’t we all been there before… Thanks for sharing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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mafe

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#12 posted 06-14-2013 01:24 AM

You are a master of order.
It is quite Ironic, since I spend half a hour today looking for mine, and beeing angry I did not make some more order in the new shop…
Lovely idea.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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steliart

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#13 posted 06-14-2013 02:01 AM

Very nice Holder!!!

I had my set on that odd shape holder that comes with the set, so I fitted it on some scrap wood and screw it into my tool cabinet.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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dingle

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#14 posted 06-14-2013 02:16 AM

Jim: I want one, aren’t I your friend???? I may give this a try, but it will take me days to find my allen wrenches, they are scattered here and there, probably have over 100 but the are probably all the same size? Good job as normal.

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#15 posted 06-14-2013 02:39 AM

Great idea Jim…good thinking.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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