Shop Storage #3: So what do I do with the Glue?

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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 03-15-2011 02:32 AM 1482 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So what do I do with the Glue?

This is a crappy snapshot from my web cam in my shop. The “table” on the right side of the picture is a hollow core pocket door on saw horses. You can just see the old door pull that’s still on the door. Works great but it’s a catch all for everything! Now that I have my cabinets finished I moved all of the detritus from the top of this table and put stuff away. YEAH!! Well most it anyway. BOOO! This is where the problem lies.

In the grand scheme of life, the grand plan is to build a proper workbench that goes in this space. My out feed table, on the left, shares double duty with the table saw as my assembly table. So here’s the rub; I’ve kept my glue bottles, glue brush and water spray bottle on this table for so long that it’s now a habit to have it directly behind me. (It’s all of the stuff behind my gloves. See! I’ve laid stuff down where they don’t belong again! grrr) I certainly don’t want to keep them on the new work bench. It’s darn handy to have the glue items right at hand, even if that hand is right behind me.

So what do I do with the Glue?

Putting the items under the out feed table on the shelf that’s there now is no good. Bending over is nearly impossible with my back. I keep most anything that I’m going to use at least knee high or higher. Anything below that, you can bet that I seldom if ever use it.

So what do I do with the Glue?

Making a small “shelf” to set the glue items on I don’t think is that great of an idea. What you can’t see is that on the far side of the out feed table leg are outlets and the DC ON/OFF switch. I can’t very well block those. I need to clamp stuff to the other part of the table so that’s no good.

So what do I do?

There maybe some sort of shelf that could be made that could swing around and out of the way to hold everything…

So what do I do with the Glue?

I guess in the grand scheme of things, I’ve over looked a major item, the GLUE!

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 04:21 AM

Don’t give up on that lower storage space. Instead get yourself a grabber.

I’ve got the opposite problem reaching things. I can’t reach higher stuff but the grabber lets me stack to the ceiling.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 04:35 AM

Make a tote that will hold everything. For a handle on the tote attach a 24” piece of broom stick straight up. Screw a ring eye into the end of the handle. Put a hook in the celing above your assambally bench. When not in use it can set on the floor under the edge of a table. When you need it hang it up whare you are working. I have a bad back also, I could not bend over far enough to pick up a normal tote.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 05:11 AM

Got one! I call it a Gripper Grabber.

I like the tote idea. I’ll have to think on it a while.

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