So my method was to cut a white piece of material the size of the drawer, arrange the tools on it, light it very well and then take a photo from directly above from as far away as possible to limit distortion. Then in Inkscape I drew a rectangle the size of my board and scaled the photo to it. Then I used the trace function. After very little clean up I sent it to the laser.
This worked great for the screwdrivers but not to good for the shinier chrome ones, those I ended up tracing by hand.
Tomorrow my plan is to place the tools on a light table to photograph, thinking the back light will make for some really clean trace outlines.
Great organization Tom!
Now you can inventory your tools at a glance! Aircraft maintenance in the Navy required us to set up our boxes with a place for every tool, our name engraved on each one, squadron and toolbox number. If you worked on a jet and were missing a tool, that bird is down until that tool is accounted for.
Thanks, I’m a third generation maker and have a lot of space. I am not an organized person by nature:-). So what has happened is there are so many tools there is no way anything can be accounted for. Not in that screwdriver drawer is about 30 broken screwdrivers I tossed and another 60 or so I just put in a box.
I’m hopping having less and places for those I can stay a little more organized.
@mike10 I’m not completely sure. There isn’t any chlorine/chloride in it, that would be my major concern.