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Hi Everyone,
I am currently in the process of going though tidying up my bench / workspace and was wondering how do others organise their tools?

I only work on pocket watches as a hobby and already I have collected so many tools I am trying to work out how best to store / organise them. Currently I have a small setup inside a wooden computer desk that I can close the front with some drawes down the side (I'll attach some photos tonight after I have tidied somewhat. Within one drawer I have a couple of stacking stationary trays to store smaller tools such as tweezers, screw drivers, files etc.

So my question is, How do you organise/store your tools (ranging from small screw drivers to larger jacot tools)?
Cheers
Geoff
 
Posts: 24 | Location: Adelaide in South Australia | Registered: July 15, 2009
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Hello Geoff!
A dentist's portable chest is ideal, but a small machinist's chest is a very close second (in my very humble opinion!)

Regards,
Bob
 
Posts: 217 | Location: Oak Harbor, Washington in the USA | Registered: May 21, 2009
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Geoff. I keep the tools I use frequently on the table top and the others in drawers on both sides of the table top.

 
Posts: 1732 | Location: Enumclaw, Washington in the USA | Registered: October 02, 2011
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Posts: 1732 | Location: Enumclaw, Washington in the USA | Registered: October 02, 2011
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3.Using pipe wrap insulating foam to stick your tools in works great. For 2 years I have been using the same piece with no problems. See picture 2 on the right side and you will see the tweezers in probes I use the most. The lid on my staking set is removable by sliding it sideways which gives me lots more room on the bench. A breakfast in bed tray from the good will for $3.00 is my movable bench top and a Teflon cutting board serves below. You will grow as you go. Hope you can at least get sme ideas from the photos....

 
Posts: 1732 | Location: Enumclaw, Washington in the USA | Registered: October 02, 2011
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This is from_arbor _reight for $79. About 1/10 of the cost of a Gershner chest.
Really like the breakfast tray idea.

 
Posts: 1103 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
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hmmm starrett oil some one is was machinist
by knowing Gershner chest and having starrett oil
I have top and bottom Gershner made in 1941.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Nice detective work Peter. You are close. I have worked with machinists on large equipment, movable span railway and highway bridges. This new to me watch and clock work is on a much smaller scale.
Gershner makes fine tool chest, but the Chinese knockoff will do on a budget.
The 'better half' has a real Gershner I gave as a gift 15 years ago and she would not give it back.
 
Posts: 1103 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
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