Here is a simple
little hand made box to hold your cabinet scrapers. One of the
OldTools list members mentioned having made one recently, and it
sounded like a great idea.
I made mine from a
cut off piece of purple heart wood that was going in the trash if I
couldn’t find a use for it.
I simply cut kerfs
about an inch deep long ways in the piece which was 1 3/4” thick to
begin with. The piece is about a half inch longer that the scrapers
so I can stagger them for easy access. The kerfs are a little less
than a quarter of an inch apart.
When the main piece
was cut, I made two pieces to close the ends. Then I rounded over
I made this holder to
hold 12 scrapers. But you could make yours to hold as many or as few
as you like. The advantage of this little holder is that the
scrapers don’t dull themselves in a drawer while they are not being
This is a very
simple, cheap, and effective way to protect your scrapers, and be
able to find them when they are needed.