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Shop Update #4: Ideas that I'm stealing!

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 04-06-2011 08:00 PM 1545 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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While I await the coming of the shed, and drying of the land and the organization of my garage, I find myself with plenty of time to browse and steal ideas from others :D

So, having had a chance yesterday after work to mount the zero-clearance plate on my Circular Saw, I’ve been planning to steal this idea from Cory’s blog. Essentially a much nicer looking version of a pegboard tool holder. My plan is to incorporate this system of French cleats everywhere I have wasted space, so that I can reorganize tools to new locations as I begin to develop my work patterns. I think it’s a brilliant idea and far, far nicer than pegboard.

I have a fairly big supply of 3/4” oak plywood left over in the garage, but I think I will save that for projects requiring more strength or nicer veneer, and pick up some quarter sheets of 1/2” for this.

Cory’s blog has been really helpful and full of other ideas that I plan to steal !

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...



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agallant

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 08:13 PM

That home made rail storage thing is really cool. I am to ADD to build anything like that though because I usailly have some furniture in mind that I want to work on. Some day I will put as much effort in to orgnizing my work space as I do making furniture.

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TheKingInYellow

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 08:15 PM

Tell me about it! My problem is that right now I keep seeing neat organizational and shop utility things to build.

I’m thinking about 3 of those units, 4’ x 2’, two horizontal and one vertical for hanging things like my straightedge. Then my torsion box bench, then mobile carts, oh and a shed in there somewhere, etc…

I might actually produce a woodcraft sometime this year if I am lucky!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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agallant

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 08:28 PM

I think the next thing I am going to focus on is making a really nice outfeed table/storage rack for my saw

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27579

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Cory

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 08:49 PM

Glad to hear I could inspire! In the interest of full disclosure, most of the ideas in my shop are stolen from others or a mish-mash of ideas from other shops here and elsewhere on the web. Regardless, I hope you can find some inspiration and make your shop suit you perfectly.

I’ve just recently completed some shop projects, so now I’m on to real furniture. That’s usually my process: complete a piece for someone else, complete several pieces for me!

Good luck and be sure to post pictures.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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ClayandNancy

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 08:58 PM

Sounds like a rampant outbreak of looting. As if I’ve never done… a, a, a I mean thought about doing it.

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TheKingInYellow

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 09:00 PM

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.”

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#7 posted 08-28-2011 09:54 PM

I have not come across this before nice idea.

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