Xcelite 99-Series pegboard holders

Over the last 40 years of being an electronics tech, I’ve accumulated a lot of Xcelite 99 tools.
I finally gathered them all, sorted them and made these holders so that they will get used more.

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I think that one is my favorite so far! (Can’t let hubs see it.) :smile:

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Ha! And each new design gets easier not just because I get better but because Darwin. Most things I design now start with another file, save as, and then modify to make the new thing.

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Those look handy for sure.

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I really need to get my pegboard wall installed… bought the boards ages ago. Thanks for the inspiration!

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My tool disorder is getting out of hand. One problems is that I can’t switch between projects easily because the tools are scattered all over.

For example, I am working on the case for the electronics for my MPCNC. I am doing a 3D printed case. So measurement tools and electronics are needed. Then I have to go back to the 3D printer in a different space and I need some of the same tools to fix something on the 3D printer. I’m about ready to get a second and third calipers. Or make a cool holster for it out of leather. It’s my most used tool.

About now is when I need to take a week off of everything and do an Adam Savage tool cart.

And my office at work is just as bad. I know where everything is. On my desk. So yes, in the general vicinity. But a pile fell on the floor two weeks ago and it just becomes another annex to the desk to keep the papers.

I have a different sense of discipline. I stayed up till 2:00 perfecting a few parts in OnShape. I don’t give up. But organizing falls to the wayside.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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Trust me. Every one of my organization projects is in direct rebellion to my own disorganized nature. Stuff misplaced, or put away to the extent that it is not accessible. I just got tired of it.

Seriously, you simply cannot have too many pencils, rulers, squares or calipers. I think I’m up to four sets now ranging from pretty decent to elcheapo plastic.

A Savage tool cart would be perfect to tie all this together! Great thinking.
I’m thinking a few things that stay and space for things needed for current project.

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Always good to use glowforge to get things organised! :slight_smile:

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Nice job on that! Don’t get TOO organized though–we will suspect you of not playing with your toys enough.

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But I am using them to organize! :laughing: but yeah, if I ever do a panarama or video I’ll make sure I’m in the middle of something.

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As Always a great project! Thanks!

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I gave up the fight years ago and have tool sets in every work area. Don’t want to be in the basement & have to run up to the garage for something I need for a laser project. Or in the bike barn & have to go to the garage or basement to find a tool. Finally just decided it wasn’t efficient not to have all of the tools needed by that crafting process in the area I do that thing. So now I have many duplicates but much less time just getting tools (& when I find something that requires a trip to another area I go on Amazon and get a duplicate shipped). It’s no more expensive doing that than chasing around & wasting time - it’s not like I’m replicating Snap-On sets :slightly_smiling_face:

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Files up!

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This looks amazing. I’m constantly trying to organize something … so that a proper function is possible. This looks like it worked out well for you!

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