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Sharp Tool Holder

Foam insulation as tool holder I use a number of small, sharp tools for scribing, marking, and cutting workpieces. But it's hard to protect the blades of these tools if they're stored loose in a drawer or toolbox.

To protect the sharp edges but still keep each tool close at hand, I made a small knife and tool holder.

It's nothing more than a piece of dense foam insulation (blue board). And to keep my block anchored to my workbench, I built a wood frame to fit around the foam. When the foam gets too chewed up, I just flip it over.

Lee Tjelmeland
Vinton, Iowa