Aluminum Foil Tool Protector
© Frank Ford 2004; Photos by FF

Good old aluminum foil comes in handy for a variety of uses around the shop.

To protect the fragile cutting edges of a freshly sharpened or new end mill, I just wrap it in aluminum foil:


The foil crinkles up nicely, gripping the tool. It won't slip off, and it's soft enough that it can't dull the edges of the tool:


So the sharp tool can bounce around just about anywhere without danger of losing its edge:

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