How to store wood carving tools?
Complex and fancy storage systems can be expensive. In addition, ready-made solutions may not always suit personal preferences, type and number of tools.
There are many ways to store your tools. The right choice depends on the type of tools you are using, larger tools are usually hung on walls while smaller tools can be stored in a tool roll. Power carving tools are a separate category and are usually stored in a plastic case that they are purchased in.
However, many carvers – particularly beginner carvers – are unsure as to how to best store their carving tools. If you’ve been wondering about the options you have available to you, this article will help provide some insight.
If you’re wondering where you can store your wood carving tools, there are several options available to you.
One of the most common ways is to use a tool roll. This is particularly useful if you mainly use hand-carving tools. A tool roll is essentially a piece of flexible material that has pockets in which you can store your tools. Once the tools are in the right spots, you can roll up the material into a compact tube.
This is an especially convenient option for people who do not have much storage space in their home or work area. It is also good for people looking for an easy way to transport their tools without taking up too much baggage space.
However, a tool roll is only one option available to woodworkers. Other options include tool bags, toolboxes, and a set of drawers. These can especially come in handy if you have an extensive collection of carving tools that would not fit into a single tool roll.
Many carvers also try their hand at creating their own customized storage space for their carving tools. This can take the form of a set of drawers with enough space for not only your hand-carving tools but your power tools as well. Other options include building a hanging cabinet or another type of wall tool holder, a workshop pegboard, and tool racks.
Finally, many woodcarvers also choose to store their tools in the cases they come with. This is especially popular if you use power tools for carving – many power tools come with a case in which to store them. Once safely put away, you can store the case in cabinets or drawers that you may also be using to store your hand-carving tools.
After a long day of carving, storing your tools away instead of leaving them on your workbench can seem like a tiring proposition. However, there are several reasons why it is essential to store your tools away correctly. These include:
Safety: Many woodcarving tools are sharp. They can be a danger to young children, who may accidentally handle the sharp edge. However, it is not just young children who are at risk. It is possible for adults – including you – to mistakenly pick up sharp tools without realizing it. If your power tools are left plugged in, they can also be a significant danger. Storing your tools away once you are done using them ensures that you and any visitors to your workspace are safe.
Leaving tools on your workbench
If you find yourself in such a situation, it is always best to prioritize what tools you put away. You should put sharp tools such as carving knives and any power tools you may have away first. On the other hand, it is less important to ensure tools such as leather straps, sandpaper, and other blunt and less dangerous tools are safe are stored away.
This is because they are less dangerous than tools with a sharp edge. This means that you don’t have to worry about accidents with such tools – the most you need to worry about is not being able to find them the next time you need to make use of them.