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Hand tools #3: Brace Storage

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Blog entry by CFrye posted 03-07-2017 03:43 AM 1138 reads 0 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built a temporary till for the braces (Note: does not include the egg beaters or the breast drills). I counted 15 at the beginning of the build and made it able to hold 17. While loading it this evening I realized there are 2 MIA!
It ain’t pretty, but they’re all together…well, they will be, when I find the wanderers. Used some left over siding. Drilled holes and cut the slots on the scroll saw. Filed the rough edges and put on a coat of Black Cherry stain followed by an application of BLO. I wasn’t going to do the stain but Mudflap said it would better match the color of the old bookcase(he shamed me into it! I’ll do the shelf supports later, maybe). The top rack holds 9 braces and the bottom 8. I staggered them and measured so the bow of the braces on the top shelf would fit around the front of the bottom shelf. The two slots on the end of the upper shelf were actually too close to the side of the bookcase to fit a full sized brace so a parts brace went on one side and, what I think is a toy brace, on the other.

I need to dust them off. They had been hung on the wall behind the disc/belt sander.

-- God bless, Candy



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patron

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 03:49 AM

twist and shout in joy
looks good
and i bet your purse thanks you now

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 03:55 AM

Nice going, Candy. Make it a project!! I like a visual display of tools so you don’t have to search for them!!

Wow, what a collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I built a similar rack for my cordless drills to get them off the work bench.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rance

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 03:57 AM

Nice to look at while you are working. Well done Candy.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 04:05 AM

Nice going, Candy. Make it a project!! I like a visual display of tools so you don’t have to search for them!!

Wow, what a collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I built a similar rack for my cordless drills to get them off the work bench.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-07-2017 04:49 AM

That’s a lot of enthusiasm for tools. I am sure Jim is thrilled.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-07-2017 04:53 AM

Candy, that is quite a collection! From a relative… or garage sales?

COOL way to store them…

I inherited about 3-4 of them… Nice to look at…

Good going!! You did GOOD!

BTW…
There is another way they can be hung… Sideways with two pegs/hooks/etc… at the top of the “U” inverted part of the handle… You might find it easier than Vertically, getting more in less room… (??)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 03-07-2017 06:04 AM

Thanks, David. Why would my purse thank me? I promise, I didn’t carry any in my purse!
I’ll wait to post the more permanent till as a project, Jim.
Thank you, Rance!
Monte, I do like my hand tools :-) Jim points out and/or buys a lot of them for me.
Flea markets, swap meets, garage/estate sales, none from my relatives, Joe. Is this what you mean?

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 03-07-2017 06:23 AM

Nice collection of braces Candy, I like the way you have stored them.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 03-07-2017 08:58 AM

CLEVER STORAGE

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 03-07-2017 10:07 AM

Looks like someones been busy !
Can you pop round and organise my workshop please.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 03-07-2017 11:11 AM

Wow whats going om here Candy are you trying to outdo A1Jim and his router collection?

Thats an impressive collection, do you actually use them all?

Looks like nice work on the till …why is it only temporary?

Some humour I am sure long with a thermometer stethoscope there is a brace hiding in your purse!!

-- Regards Robert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 03-07-2017 01:01 PM

That is an AWESOME system! :) Thanks for sharing with us, Candy! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger

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#13 posted 03-07-2017 01:23 PM

All those braces hanging there is a work of art in itself. Nice one.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#14 posted 03-07-2017 02:01 PM

Whew, I was worried you were turning into a collector!

Nice set up Candy.

Have you thought about mitre boxes? :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#15 posted 03-07-2017 02:02 PM

Way to go, Candy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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