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Oz Piano Technician
06-10-2016, 08:40 AM
As part of my trade, my EDC comprises of 10+ specialty hand tools that are approximately 10 inches in length, as well as a multitude of other shorter but stubbier tools. I have currently sorted them by task in various vinyl envelopes from the dollar store, but I suspect these will not last given the pointy nature of most of my tools. I currently have 8 of these envelopes, filled anywhere from full and bulging to half-filled.

I have considered the Tool Wrap, but the pointy bits need to be visible (for me to tell them apart) and therefore their chunky handles will never be able to fit in the individual pockets. I have also considered various packing cubes, but their dimensions do not fit the length. The fabric should also not be mesh as my tools have teeth.

Dear TB hive-mind, can you proffer solutions to my organization woes?

My criteria:
1) Should be 10" x 4-6" x 1-2"
2) Zippered please
3) Clear panel or material a bonus
4) Durable material, and definitely not mesh

I will be using these in a Tristar (and possibly a Pilot).

Badger
06-10-2016, 09:01 AM
Have you considered using a knife roll? Many of the ones I have seen and used in the past are, of course, sized for large knives, but there are some scaled-down models that offer slots of varying widths; most have zippers as well. The best way to use them, I found, was to first unroll, then unzip the whole protective panel and tuck it underneath. Then all you have to do is turn the whole thing so that all the handles are pointed in your direction. You do need a flat surface that accommodates the unrolled dimensions, but that's probably not much of an issue.

I would suggest calling your local cutlery shop to see if there's something they have or could special order for you.

HTH!

K9TB
06-10-2016, 10:00 AM
Go to Etsy and search on Leather Tool Roll. You can probably find someone to customize the length of the tools and the width of the handles.

https://www.etsy.com/market/leather_tool_roll

You can specifically search on "wood carving tool roll" (wood carving tools have handles and sharp ends) but the generic "tool roll" gets more hits.

I have plastic see through sleeves/caps on my tools, and so they live in a snake charmer

AVService
06-10-2016, 11:00 AM
Molle Organizer Pouches.

There are lots of companies making Molle panels and pouches for attachment to standard Molle webbing for organizing tools and other stuff.

Here is just one that I use.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160610/8b7c0a2d4d922bff6701df60edd995a3.jpg
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feijai
06-10-2016, 03:45 PM
That is a Condor T&T Pouch, which I have waxed eloquently on elsewhere in these forums. Of the various admin/tool pouches out there it is easily one of the best values. However it is only 7.5 inches high: your tools would not fit properly in the straps.

AVService
06-10-2016, 05:04 PM
That is a Condor T&T Pouch, which I have waxed eloquently on elsewhere in these forums. Of the various admin/tool pouches out there it is easily one of the best values. However it is only 7.5 inches high: your tools would not fit properly in the straps.

Good observation and all part of my fiendish plan.

Did you notice that I suggested this style of solution but no brand names?
I have gone astray before doing so here and now I just suggest something easily Googled to find the win!

You are correct too the longer tools ail not go into that bag bit there are no limit to the ones out there that they will fit into with just a little newly inspired searching too.