Sometimes cool tools can be low tech (and inexpensive), as evidenced by these great display stands I found at Ikea for .99 each (search Tolsby on ikea.com).
I'm using them right now for several things, as you can see in the photos.
see previous post). The numbers are clip art that I re-printed in color this morning to spiff them up a bit.
What other uses have you thought of for these low tech cool tools?