On Mon, 5 Jul 2010 04:27:09 +0000 (UTC), Bill Horn wrote:
To close the loop, I organized all my wrenches.
Fortuitously, I was working on the bicycle, replacing tubes, when I hit
upon the idea of slicing the rubber tire tube in various ways to make
wonderfully strong straps and rubber bands.
Then, I piled up a set of 5 to 8 wrenches (depending on physical size) and
banded them together in the drawer, with a stiff piece of cardboard keeping
them lined up (banding the cardboard with the wrenches).
I put all the combination wrenches in a band (box on one side, open end on
the other); I put all the double-open-end wrenches in another band; all the
three-quarter-around brass pipe wrenches in another pile; bent ignition
wrenches in another set; ratchet box wrenches in another set; etc.
The cardboard stiffener isn't perfect; steel or very thin wood would be
better; so I'll look for copper or steel plate that will help keep the
Perfect, once the wrenches are banded, would be wrap-around steel plate
that clips into place, perhaps with velcro. I'll work on that next.
Thanks for all the great ideas! Organizing wrenches must be one thing
almost all of us have in common!
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