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Old 08-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Tool/gun/treasured goodies fitted drawers

Looks like a good idea with some very good suggestions in the comments. Think I'd try it out first (perhaps with a handful of pliers and nippers and sidecutters and such) before discovering that the foam has glued itself to your finest micrometers or the sights on your classic Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver.

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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That looks like a great idea that could be used for a number of things.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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That is very cool, and I'm betting that the shirt prevents the foam from sticking to whatever you put in there. Thanks!
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Looks nice. The comment suggesting using "plasticine" (aka Pla-Doh) to form fnothces to allow the tools to be grabbed is a good idea. The only possible downside to the idea is that polyurethane foam doesn't allow water vapor to pass through very well, so this might encourage rust (if a tool is put away damp, or the normal condensation that can occur if cool metal tools are introduced to warm moist air).
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Not space-efficient. A whole drawer for seven pliers?
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Not space-efficient. A whole drawer for seven pliers?
Charitable view is that it was a test - think that I'd do a test before entombing some expensive test gear or camera lenses or firearms in sticks-forever poly foam. Agree that finger lift-out notches are needed. Also, thinking about it, not so sure it would work well with thick objects - seems the t-shirt wouldn't form well without wrinkling. Also think I'd put saran-wrap around the encased item during the process as insurance.

Went looking for a briefcase that has been laying around unused - had images of an "El Mariachi" type case fitted to a number of pistols and magazines. Dang thing got sold - gal's just too efficient.
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Not space-efficient. A whole drawer for seven pliers?
I agree. I think at least a couple pairs more would have fit into the drawer, just by rearranging the pliers a bit. I also wonder if the drawer has to be filled to its complete depth in one layer? The one in the photos looks rather shallow, but I would think it easily possible to do two layers of tools in a drawer that was five or six inches deep, with a finger notch in the top layer so it would be easy to lift out. I could fit a whole bunch of knitting needles and crochet hooks in a foam filled drawer like that!
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