I’ve had a great time replacing Velcro cable wraps with Think Tank Red Whips in some instances, and have been building my own bungee cord cable wraps as well.
I came across a spare tool pallet for my Pelican toolbox, and it hit me – can I do something similar but with elastic bungee or shock cord? I would need evenly spaced holes, or a way to drill a grid of holes into a sheet of material. And then it hit me – what if I mate bungee cord with pegboard?!
I haven’t actually given it a try yet, but it seems like bungee cord + pegboard could work. The downside is that weaving bungee cord through every other hole front-to-back-to-front would mean a loss of some usable space. There would be an advantage, though, as longer tools could be supported by multiple rows of cord.
But what if I need a bunch of tools from the same row? Less tension would mean looser grip, and so some tools might slip out. I suppose the cord could be terminated every could of holes with knots, and that a single line of bungee cord with extra slack could be used every few rows in case you want to secure larger items.
If one is patient enough, maybe they could mimic the Cocoon Grid-It method of inter-waving elastic bands, but with cord. Cocoon Grid-It’s are great for random storage needs, by the way, and are priced from ~$10 and up, depending on size (via Amazon).
Another idea is that a long narrow strip of pegboard could be used under shelves, and in other places you cannot really utilize other tool organizational means.
I took to the web and found that there used to be something to this effect, but perhaps better. Bunjipegs, as shown in this older product image by Lee Valley, are pegs that secure bungee cord across the front of a pegboard panel. Call them anchors, if you will.
It seems that Bunjipegs haven’t been on the market for years now, which is a shame. This looked like a great accessory to help me explore the potential of pairing bungee cord with pegboard. Maybe there’s a type of plastic rivet that could be used to similar effect? That doesn’t seem likely.
Anyway, what do you think – would a bungee cord-equipped pegboard be a good way to store some frequently used hand tools?
P.S. Brownie points to anyone who give this a try before I have a chance to (which probably won’t be before the weekend).