I have this set of drawers, they are steel, and were used for storing large sheets of paper. The drawers are nice and shallow, only about3" deep. I filled them up with various hand tools etc, but I never had the time to make an effort to really organize them, I had some stuff sort of sorted, but not really.
Anyways, the other night, I needed a 9mm wrench, not a size I use all the time, and I spend 20 minutes digging through one messy drawer to find that wrench!
I eventually dumped the drawer our on the workbench, to find the wrench. I decided right there that I'd do something about it.
Well I got a good start.............
Here are the hand tools, stuff like wrenches, screwdrivers, Allen keys, and other stuff.
Each pocket is a separate little box, that can be lifted out and put on the workbench, if I need to.
Next was the rulers and other measuring devices..........
No lift out boxes this time, just dividers, as I don't foresee a time when I'd want to lift out a box of rulers.......
Hammers and other blunt instruments Again, no lift out boxes.
While I was doing the hammer drawer, I took the time to rehab some old chisels I got along the way, there were four or five of them that were as badly mushroomed over as the top one in the pic. These were tools that I got on auction as part of a set, or I inherited along the way here, I'd NEVER let a chisel get that bad!
Lastly I made up a drawer for my wood chisels, I really like this, it makes me happy to open that drawer and see all them sharp old chisels lined up ready to use!
I'm quite happy with my set of chisels, mortising and bench chisels, I'd say I have the sizes fairly well covered, and I got most of them used at auction, or inherited them, so what you see cost me around $100 (and a fair bit of time hunting them down, then reconditioning them!)
I still have a couple more drawers to go, but these ones where the main messy ones.
I know it is odd, but I have to say, it makes me really happy to open them drawers and see everything somewhat organized................... I know, I'm sick