Minor shop upgrade - tool hangers

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 05-09-2011 03:24 AM 1482 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not the neatest guy at putting away stuff, but my 15-year old son make me look like a “cleanie”. Add to that I’ve always been bugged by the post in my workshop. I saw a post somewhere about putting tool storage on your post thereby taking a negative and making the best out of it. This is my attempt to do that and add some tool hangers.

I also bought some hole cutters and didn’t have a good place for them. We are always trying to find pencils so I thought about this.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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#1 posted 05-09-2011 03:43 AM

Great step in organizing! Take wasted space and use it!

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 03:57 AM

You probably need some more electrical outlets, too.
You could run a 110 or 220 line over to the post and add an outlet or two.
I figured right near my post was where I wanted my TS so I ran a 220 line over there.
I may go back an add a 110 outlet, too.

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#3 posted 05-09-2011 08:40 AM

That damn post. I know. I like your ideas with an aim toward organization. One of my projects may help with an idea. Keep it going…......

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#4 posted 05-09-2011 11:47 AM

LOL You crack me up!

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#5 posted 05-09-2011 12:13 PM

Sawdust12 – Great idea. I did add a drop to the miter saw and router area. Ran out of breaker space. I badly need to balance the wiring since too many things are already on one particular breaker.

Thought about just using screws to hold up stuff, but am sure I’d hit my head on them. Pegboards are easier on the head. Want all the stuff (not blades) on the post that goes with the stuff nearby.

Would have made the pegboard a lot bigger, but that was a scrap I had left over from the big one by the workbench. Pretty much a “free” project that makes it more likely we will reach for the protective eyewear. Normally, we can’t find them and end up with sawdust in our eyes.

@rivergirl – Thanks, I crack me up too.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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#6 posted 05-09-2011 05:00 PM

You might be able to free up space in your panel by using 1/2 height breakers. Effectively two breakers fit in the same space as one normal one. Not a bad solution as long as your actual normal load will not generally exceed 80% of the panel’s (and feed’s) max load rating…

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