Trying to finish a project but keep losing track of your bits and small tools as soon as you put them down? Put a stop to this all too familiar disappearing act with this gearhead version of a pin cushion by The Family Handyman. It makes a convenient storage place for the immediate things you need while getting the job done.

To make your own pointy-tool pin cushion, glue a piece of 1 1/2-inch thick high-density styrofoam onto a 1/2-inch thick piece of plywood. Leave about an inch of wood for a border around the foam. Make sure to use a foam-compatible adhesive like PL 500 and let it dry for a few hours. Then screw your pin cushion assembly to your shop wall, near your workbench or clamp it down to a tabletop.

Once mounted, load it up with router bits, drill bits, small screwdrivers, pencils, Allen wrenches, hole saws and more!

Photo credit: The Family Handyman