I don’t know if this is just me.
Whenever I have a jolly good tidy up, I find there’s the same old handful of tools, and odds and sods that I don’t bother to put away.
This is because if I put them away, I’d get them straight back out… again.
Off the top of my head, these are things like my trusty Stanley No. 5 with an iron or two.
A tape, pencil, knife and all that.
There’s always a six inch rule, a Thor mallet, combi square, and my knackered gauge, slash plane iron screwdriver, bottle opener.
I also have a panel saw precariously balanced just behind me.
I suppose you could say that one’s been put away.
These are the tools that I need, day in day out. It’s also why I favour fewer tools.
I’ve been having a good ponder about tool storage in the new workshop, and maybe I’m just lazy, but I’m feeling that these are certainly some tools that need no box.
If you can be bothered, take a quick picture with your head, every time you finish up working. See if there are any familiar tools that are always out.
I bet they’re the same.
Oh, and thank you for all of your comments over on the marking knife post. Particularly for the drill bit suggestions. I do read through them all, and I’m getting together all the recommended drill bits to do a bit of a test – I’ll let you know how I get on.