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post #11 of 16 Old 11-25-2019
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Re: Sorting tools

Ironically, I just had a quick project I had to do to a spare car that we rarely use. It's kept out of town, near the kids. I had to fix a latch, so I packed all the tools I thought I might need: spray lubricant, regular and phillips screwdrivers, pliers, vicegrips and a metric socket set. It should be everything I need.

I get to the car and the fasteners are torx. Literally couldn't do a thing.


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Instead, I got much better at organizing the tools. The smartest thing I did was to buy different color, zipped canvas bags to separate like tools.
Double-plus this. I picked on up so that I could keep my multimeter and some plugs together. When I discovered how handy it was I bought several more.

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Re: Sorting tools

I have 3 tool kits and a tool box of bits&bobs.

3 kits:
Screwdrivers
Spanners (wrenches to the unwashed)
Electrical.

They are in canvas rolls.

The tool box is my Aladdin's cave... Includes my set of dentists probes, little wire offcuts, unusual screws, fasteners Etc & lots of junk.

I have my Trump rule: if I bring 1 think on the boat I first must get rid of 2 things.
I recently boaugh 130 bottle of French wine.... I am trying hard to reduce its stowage space

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Re: Sorting tools

Speaking of extras....how many extra #10 sockets do you have on board? LOL. Personally I always have a minimum of 3, of differing depths and driver sizes..plus another 3 or more that have hidden themselves somewhere always out of reach or in the bottom of some bilge.


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Re: Sorting tools

Wouldn't have any trouble just dumping French wine overboard to make room for tools. Good ole George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey on the other hand... well that's a different matter altogether.
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Re: Sorting tools

I like @chef2sail s 4 brief cases. Great idea.

My canvas bags were made from a Husky bag designed to go in a bucket. Chopped up

Below is the original idea... and my electrical kit (less the multi-meter which is kept separate.
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