Reaching underneath my tool rack can be like sticking my hand in a lion’s mouth.
All of the dangling edge tools have alternately shaved, nicked and scared the bejeezus out of me over the years. So I try to protect the tips of my sharp tools whenever I can. And when a tool doesn’t come with a tip protector, I make one from a business card.
Fold the business card in half and lay the tip of the tool into the crease. Fold the card shut on the tool.
Wrap the sides of the business card around the edges of the tool. For narrow tools you might have to snip some of the business card away.
Then wrap the card tightly with tape and cover the whole thing with gold leaf (just kidding). I use painter’s tape, which we have in abundance here.
These home-brew protectors stay on fairly well and last a long time.
– Christopher Schwarz
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