I like to keep a number of X-Acto knives set up with different blade styles but I don't like them rolling around with unshielded blades and I don't like having to remove, and later replace, a slide-on scabbard every time I want to use one.
I used a 59 cent clear plastic screw-top jar from the dollar store and attached a circle of wood cut from a 2 x 4 to the inside of the lid. This provides the needed thickness to keep the knives vertical. An array of 3/8" holes drilled with spur drills accepts almost any of the available blade designs. A circle of thin wood on the bottom of the jar prevents the sharp blades from punching through the light plastic.
Now I move the knives as a unit without endangering my fingers and see the blade I want easily.
Last edited by mklotz; 07-08-2017 at 02:38 PM.
Great idea too, can be used for small screw drivers also !
Thanks, will do one, ssoner or later.
for screwdrivers. It's more compact and still allows one to see the tips of the tools in order to select the one required.
For the knives protection is required as well as visibility. The jar simultaneously protects your fingers and provides visibility.
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