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Evolution of a Shop #39: Square and ruler storage

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Blog entry by Cory posted 163 days ago 941 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been trying to organize my shop and condense some of the contents of drawers and cabinets. Here’s a poor man’s version of Kaizen foam to keep squares and rulers from sliding around…..12” square cork sheets. I used one that was left over from a school project for my daughter. I traced the items with a sharpie and used a razor knife to cut them out. The small drawer slides back and forth on plywood strips inside of another drawer allowing me to effectively double the storage space.

Thanks for looking.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.



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maplerock

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#1 posted 163 days ago

Great idea Cory. Your shop is really nice and neat. Makes us other guys look bad! I bet you iron your blue jeans. Ha.

Another job well done by a true craftsman!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Cory

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#2 posted 163 days ago

Ha!!!! There’s a place for everything, Jerry! The jeans stay wrinkly, though.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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dbhost

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#3 posted 163 days ago

That is a pretty cool idea to use cork like that. I am still at the peg board stage, although I am using pegboard in tool cabinets which works reasonably well, but the drawers are in progress as well… I might just steal this idea for some of the smaller things that tend to roll around and get all jumbled up…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Sylvain

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#4 posted 162 days ago

I don’t know about the quality of Kaizn Foam. (Is it a trade mark?)

Where I was working, expensive instrumentation was bought 35 years ago. Everything was neatly placed in a suitcase with synthetic foam. Now that foam is becoming dust.

Your solution will probably last longer.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Roger

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#5 posted 161 days ago

A gr8, and wallet-friendly solution. Super!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 161 days ago

Great organizational aid—really like your solution.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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