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Blog series by CoolDavion updated 03-15-2010 03:36 AM 4 parts 13627 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Getting started

12-09-2009 05:21 AM by CoolDavion | 3 comments »

So currently I’m out of town on a business trip, so I thought I start this blog. In our hour, the previous owner had made a built-in “workbench” and storage closet in the garage, made out of 1×4s 2×4s OSB and chipboard (stamped as flooring underlayment). I tried to make it work for about 5 years, but did not like it. It had pegboard on the, but that was mounted on 1×4 s so the 3 holes around the edge were useless. There was a metal work vice (mounted on the...

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Part 2: French cleat /hammer time.

12-09-2009 06:05 AM by CoolDavion | 8 comments »

As I had posted previously I’m adding a french cleat storage on one wall of my garage to store all of my tools.I’m in the process of building tool holders First up is some hammer holdersA hole in a scrap of ply. I drilled about 90 – 95% of the hole in the board and then removed some of the material to fit the handle. A couples hammer up on the wall And a holder for my tape measures, A couple mending plates with a spacer to set them off of the cleat.

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Part 3: The planes are on the wall.

12-10-2009 03:08 AM by CoolDavion | 2 comments »

After reading a lot of different options about how to store your planes (on there sole, on their side, blade in, blade out, etc) here is what I came up with: Here is the holder, basically two platforms on opposite ends of a cleat, edged with pieces of lattice As you can see I sized the platforms to be short of the blade opening. Both platforms are the same size so that I don’t need to place the plane the same direction every time.

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Part 4: After a long delay ... some progress

03-15-2010 03:36 AM by CoolDavion | 2 comments »

I know it’s been a while, but several things got in the way, winter, family vacation, other things in life.I spent about an hour going through a couple boxes trying to sort some what organize by grouping like things together. I did make some saw dust though:A close up of one of the bracketsThey are made from a couple scraps of plywood, and a couple screws, but I found a place for my cutting guide.

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