This took many years to collect and then a lot of time
to organize it all so I can find most of the stuff I
use pretty quick. The volume and variety of sundries
I’ve found uses for surprises me. Collecting them
saves a lot of trips to a hardware store.
Rolls of tape are stored overhead on the handles
of a couple of big handscrews clamped to an overhead
rack loaded up with mouldings and lumber.
The picture below shows a little shelf I built some
years ago for drills and chargers. It has a hole in
the back rear corner for a laminate trimmer to
sit on, but that space has been usurped by
drilled blocks for files and rasps. I like to keep a
center punch, ice pick and countersink right at
I keep my little Japanese mortise gauge on a
carriage bolt inelegantly mounted through the
side of a little dovetailed cabinet I put planes
and sharpening supplies in.
Down in the tool well you can see a fitted
tray I made recently to hold 5 layout and
measuring tools I use frequently.