Workshop tip: Leather straps hold irregularly shaped tools

Wall-mounted panels are a great way to keep tools organized yet easily accessible, and making custom tool holders is fun. For odd-shaped utility tools like pliers, wrenches, and scissors, screw a leather strap to the tool board, leaving whatever slack is needed to secure the top of the tool, with a small, lipped shelf below to support the tips. The tools will be safe and secure, yet easy to pull out of their loops.

—ROBERT McCLUSKEY, Evanston, Ill.

Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Fine Woodworking issue #294

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