If you are woodworker, you should use lot of tools. We know they can quickly get disorganized. For that reasion, it’s important to have an efficient tools organizer to work safely. Today we present you some tips and solutions to get it.
Tools organizer: Order vs. Memory
For a professional, having the tools you need around is vital. To do this, you do not need sophisticated toolboxes or much organization. Just adopt the custom to have a tools organizer. Easy or difficult as it may seem, keeping the tools properly is above all a habit. That is the first step not only towards order, but also towards the organization of our space and time.
I remember that my father, who has worked as a carpenter since he was a child, used to leave the tools cleared throughout the workshop. In the guests’ house it was easy to forget any tool. Faced with this apparent chaos, he was able to remember exactly where each tool was. No matter how long he passed, he could tell anyone where and when he had left it.
Although surprising, the idea of organized chaos is not valid. It could only get to work in spaces where we work alone or where memory is a virtue. If we work with someone on a project and lend some tools, the chaos can become real. We do not see where the tool is, we do not find it and, if not, we give it away. In the end, we will also have lost valuable time.
Toolboxes: some advices
For a professional, a toolbox is an indispensable element for tools organizer, both to save time and to keep tools in good condition. From the outset, we must acquire the habit of order if we want to be efficient and productive.
The toolbox is thus the basic point of reference, in our workplace and out of it. In order not to rely on memory, it is advisable to have each worker have their own toolbox. If the tools are in common use, the manager or supervisor should be the one who manages their delivery and reception.
→ Tip: If you mark your tools with an order number, you can reposition them faster and quickly detect if you are missing something.
In the case of carving tools, such as knives, chisels or saws, are the most delicate. We must take special care not to nick the blade, bend it or break it. With this type of tools we must pay more attention because we can easily hurt ourselves. Position the cutting edge down and make sure that no objects are difficult to position or remove.
In short, saving tools correctly involves time, patience and some personal discipline. The investment is worth it. Not only will we be able to take better advantage of the time, also to extend the life of our tools and to avoid possible losses.