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By Drew Pilcher
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About this project

I've been looking for a good toolstand for my desk for a long time. If you've ever looked on amazon or ebay for one, you'll know my pain. There's just no elegant solution.

I gave up, and bought a test tube rack to hold my tools, but as I was setting it up I realized that by sticking a sheet of foam over the top and cutting x's where the holes are, I could make the tools stand upright! This makes it really easy to grab the one you want. And when you're done you can just stick it back wherever.

It worked so well that I redesigned it using laser cut acrylic. It's a simple design and it looks really nice.

This is a finished stand after laser cutting and assembly.
This is a finished stand after laser cutting and assembly.

It can hold big stuff like scissors and calipers, and small things like tweezers pens. I mine every day and it works great.

I already have quotes for all the parts from Alibaba, so if there's enough interest, I can pull the trigger as soon as the Kickstarter ends!

Risks and challenges

The stand works great. But having the parts manufactured so the price will be low enough will take some time and effort.

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    Get a full set of cad drawings and a parts list so you can make one yourself.

    I know it's just laser cut parts and things you can get from McMaster, so I won't be offended if you want to go this route.

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    If you really want one ASAP, I can go down to the maker space and make you one right away! I'll have to use local parts so it'll be more expensive.

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