Off- the- Wall Screwdriver Holder

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-15-2013 03:03 AM 6398 views 33 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quick project I did while the finish was drying on the lap desk. I had a set of screwdrivers in the wood room and I never used one there and I needed some close to my main work bench but not flat on the wall because it is a long reach to pull them out and replace them. This way they are out for easy pickins!!
I painted the Phillips ones red so I can tell right way which is which.

I made the opening at the tip for 2 reasons-so I can tell the size of the tip and my drill was not long enough to fit the long ones so I cleared it out from the side.

One can never have too many screw drivers and I like them handy!!
The board is oak and finished with one coat of clear matte spray

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

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 03:09 AM

That is a smart idea! I like it all… especially painting the phillips head screwdrivers. Great work!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 03:10 AM

Jim- I cant type fast enough to keep up with you buddy…lol That looks real handy. Nothing like a pretty rack…ooops did I say that??? ANOTHER excellent project sir….keep em coming

-- 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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#3 posted 11-15-2013 03:48 AM

Good job Jim. I made one very similar years back only mine had a hinge on it to swing back an forth.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 03:56 AM

I guess it is true Jim, necessity IS the mother of invention. This isn’t just a screwdriver holder, its sleek looking one.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 04:31 AM

Great idea Jim. I drilled holes in the top shelf above my bench. but I can never find the hole to put the screwdriver into

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 05:13 AM

COOL NEW way to display / hold Old stuff…

Good ideas…

You don’t have to take them out to see the ends! :) Great Idea!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 07:51 AM

Very practical idea Jim. Colour coding is a smart move too.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 11-15-2013 08:57 AM

Great idea. I am always looking for a screw and the right one so this would solve my problem. Something like this could solve my problem with my turning tools also.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#9 posted 11-15-2013 10:02 AM

Elegant, yet functional, and the color coding is smart.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 10:16 AM

I have the same set of drivers.
Very nicely done.

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#11 posted 11-15-2013 10:16 AM

Cool design and effective way to find the phillips head.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 10:53 AM

Another excellent idea Jim! You seem to have a lot of those. This idea would work well for chisels and other shank tools too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 11:00 AM

Very cool idea Jim…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 11-15-2013 11:53 AM

As usual good job. Your quick projects never to cease to amaze me. It would probably take me days?

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 12:41 PM

Uber clever! I’m going to borrow this for my messy shop? Thanks for sharing

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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