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My wrench drawer looks like that maybe twice a year.....for about 20 minutes each. THen I fix something and the symmetry and organization goes to hell again.
I use several of the kind of wrench organizers shown in this photo,Earnst modular shelf dividers, and Earnst Socket Bosses and socketrails. I usually grab all the iron I need to do a job and whenfinished, clean them up and put them back. Hunting for toolsis a bummer, but there is another reason having ogranizers.You get to see if any tools are missing at a glance. The greatestmissing tool story in my life was after helping a fellow mechanicrebuild a small Ingersoll Rand compressor and having him bitchabout my losing one of his pliers for an entire year.We went back a year later to work on the same compressor. Sure enough, Herman's needle nose pliers were at the bottom of thecrankcase. I just smiled!I'll take a wide angle shot of my socket shelf (56"x24") under thelid of my top box. With the next post on tool organization, I willpost it and copy the image on this Blog. I am sure that CW willcream his jeans. Here is a link to eBay list of Earnst socketorganizers: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ernst+socket+rail&ul_noapp=true
Email me the photo, and I'll post it.
PS I am so old that I remember the first socket organizer I eversaw. A mechanic at a boat repair shop may have been the firstperson grasp the concept. He took a peice of premium hardwood,sanded it, routed the edges, stained and varnished it and fasteneda custom handle in the middle. It was a work of art! In my dadsday, a socket organizer was a tote tray or the metal boxes thesockets or socket sets were shipped in.
Meh ! Too anal for my tastes...............
All Snap-on wrenches. There' some bux tied up in that drawer! Mine looks like that except that there is one drawer for inch sizes and one for metric. Leonard you are correct that you can tell what is missing in an instant. Makes it easy to get what you want quickly too. Might take a shot of my socket organization in the top of my box also. With 40 years of hard use it's not real pretty but still works very well.