Making wall tool holders
I first kept all the tools in drawers, but that was kind of a mess to dig through, so back to wall tool holders.
This is a hardwood rail, slightly tapered towards the top so the pliers fit over it more easily.
Because it's hardwood, all the screws have holes, countersinks and pilot holes. My favourite technique of transferring pilot hole locations is to put the screws in the holes and tap them with a hammer. The tip of the screw then leaves a divot for where the pilot hole needs to go.
I cut an L-shaped profile out of a piece of hardwood (from firewood) on my homemade table saw
Screws, at an angle from the inside corners will hold it to the wall.
Using a pencil guide to mark slots of the same width for all the holes, then cutting them out on the bandsaw.
I didn't have a pocket hole jig handy (nor did I want the standard angle of pocket hole), so I clamped a sacrificial block of wood to my workpiece and then drilled in at an angle, first with a larger drill to make a hole for the screw head, then with a smaller drill for the screw shank.
The pocket hole came out quite clean.
I had the square hanging off of it while I screwed it to the wall to make sure I got it on level.
Like my screwdriver shelf, this one has a ledge on the bottom for screwing to the wall, but this time I made it by gluing two pieces of wood together.
I also glued a piece of wood to the front edge to give it a lip.
These things take quite a bit of time to make, and I have a lot more to make, but this is all for now.