• Organization Tips,  Tool Talk

    How to store your wafer-thin cutting dies

    My father, who was a tool and die maker when he emigrated from Germany to the U.S., was fascinated with all of the cutting dies in my paper crafting tools collection. “That’s what we used to make at the plant, but on a larger scale,” he said. That collection has grown over the years from a few dies that originally fit inside a cardboard shoe box to a thick three-ring binder that holds vinyl pocket pages, many of which I customized to fit the dies. You can read about this system in a previous post I wrote, Modifying a vinyl pocket to store long, narrow & thin cutting dies. My…