I often use many different tools in the course of a project. Having to find the right toolbox and drawer for these tools became a real pain. So… I started grabbing scraps of wood and drilling holes and strapping tools to the sides. The result was having many many tools accessible and easily moved to whatever bench I was working on. The space-saving is amazing. Each tool has its own place, and the stands being close by make it easy to just put the tool right back after use.
Here I took a couple of pieces of scrap and made a trough.
I then took some scrap leather (thick fabric should work as well) and stapled it over the sides of the tools I wanted. I didn’t feel the need to make anything fancy, just useful.
There’s also room for markers in the slot and rulers on the side. This would take up a lot of drawer space in several different places.
I also took a piece of plastic pipe and made a holder for my most used Dremel tools. It’s a matter of having a place to put them that is easy to find. The chargers are over on my charging bench. There’s a magnet on the end of the stand to hold the little wrench.
I have screwdrivers I made and put different bits in for the project I’m working on. It is actually easier than changing the bits on just one.
I have many of these stands for just about every small tool I use on a regular basis. Often I use a dozen different tools on a jewelry or craft project. I made Corian bases for several of them to keep them from falling over.
That’s a lot of tools taking up very little space. The application is nearly endless, so use your imagination….