|Chris Hart||10/12/2017 11:18:19|
|12 forum posts|
Anyone any good suggestions for drawer liners? I'm going to use a set of Bisley type drawers for keeping drills, taps, dies, hss tools and the like in. Any good suggestions for liner materials? It's 'nice' if stuff doesn't rattle about. It's 'more than nice' if stuff is protected.
|Alan Waddington 2||10/12/2017 11:39:10|
|257 forum posts|
Something iv’e been contemplating too, so will be interested to see peoples solutions.
This is an unfinished prototype made from Solvent weld overflow pipe and foamex board, glued together with superglue.
|Brian Wood||10/12/2017 11:57:14|
|1329 forum posts|
As a suggestion, take a look at plastic cutlery trays in the supermarket. They might not be ideal but they are compartmented in a number of ways
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Piece of 4mm ply cut to fit draw with some strips of MDF glued to it works for me.
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There's a proper non-slip liner for tool boxes made by Sealey and others - I've seen it on sale in Halfords. It's a thin rubber mesh that you cut to size. Often as not I just put a layer of thin bubble-wrap down. Not as good but much cheaper!
Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 10/12/2017 13:56:54
|duncan webster||10/12/2017 14:00:27|
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These are pretty neat, ideal for milling cutters taps etc
|Chris Shelton||10/12/2017 14:05:37|
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Ikea Variera drawer and shelf lining sheet is 50x150cm and costs £3.93.
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For drawer bottoms I use rubber type material sold in Aldi as car boot liner, and for dividers use plastic angle available in 3 metre lengths from builders merchants, in various widths and colours, and stuck to the drawer base with double sided tape (also from builders merchants)
|Michael Cox 1||10/12/2017 14:22:25|
|461 forum posts|
These are quite good for storing taps, milling cutters etc.
I found these in Portugal but I have since seen them in the uk.
I also found these for storing ER32 collets:
|Tractor man||10/12/2017 14:23:43|
|323 forum posts|
|I've used the rubber liners and like them a lot, things stay put even in my rolling drawers. I got my last lot from Dunelm but they don't carry it any more. But I have bought four 25 metre rolls of 3mm ribbed rubber matting so I should be able to line every drawer and cupboard in the shop. Lol|
|Tim Stevens||10/12/2017 15:38:21|
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I am astonished that no-one has hinted that Tena Lady and Tena Men make liners for drawers.
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|Chris Hart||10/12/2017 18:41:04|
|12 forum posts|
Some really well organised drawers here! As well as really bad jokes... really... really bad!
I went to look at a couple of Bisley type cabinets today but they were woeful.
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I only use those in my tool drawers.
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The non-slip rubber mesh liners are good. I've treated myself to one of those bright red multi-drawer tool cabinets on wheels, and only today have started cutting the liners. I'd just say watch the dimensions of the sheets, because the rolls of the stuff I bought led to a lot of strips of waste. For this job you really need material which is 2ft wide.
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Kaizen foam or equivalent seems to have a lot of fans in YouTube-land. Not used it myself...
|Steve Pavey||10/12/2017 21:46:37|
|269 forum posts|
Carpet underlay is quite good - soft neoprene type material and has ribs to stop things rolling around too much. I’ve also made up liners similar to those Jason has pictured - 6mm mdf bases with narrow mdf strips glued on. Dies can be sorted with another bit of 6mm mdf with suitable holes drilled.
Another possibility is polyurethane expanded foam sheet (Styrofoam) - it would be very easy to run some u shaped grooves in it to hold taps, milling cutters etc.
|46 forum posts|
I've used cork floor tile (4mm thick) which I had leftover, and some billiard table felt which someone was going to chuck out.
I used some thin leather once, but something in it reacted with the spanners causing them to rust and stick to the leather.
|Chris Hart||11/12/2017 19:24:53|
|12 forum posts|
Actually the leather comment is an interesting one as the chemical composition or the likelihood of causing corrosion did occur to me. I suppose what would be even better would be something that suppressed moisture and corrosion.
|Neil Wyatt||11/12/2017 19:43:20|
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> The non-slip rubber mesh liners are good.
Don't they chafe?
I'm not sure about the lederhosen suggestion!
More seriously, I find MDF makes good tool storage, easy to shape or drill holes in, just nasty dust.
(Sorry, i should know better...)
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