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New Home Workshop #10: Fun Addressing Another Little Annoyance

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 03-10-2018 12:45 AM 1370 reads 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Most of the brad nailers, staplers and pin nailers I have didn’t come with their own case – the majority of the Porter Cable – and they’ve been floating around the shop with no real home. So today I started a little project to get another woodworking fix lol

Cut some dovetails to make a frame and mounted the guns to give them a handy home. I may or may not make a door to enclose and protect them from dust/chip accumulation coming off of the lathe, but this is certainly a better situation than what I was dealing with.

I have a matching Airy brad nailer to the stapler (the orange one) which is evidently still back in NYC in storage – hence the vacant space – which will find it’s home once I get the chance to retrieve it. I’m pretty happy with this solution which was inspired by a recently posted project by another LJ.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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#1 posted 03-10-2018 01:20 AM

Nice, Bill! Now your nailers have a nice home.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 03-10-2018 01:32 AM

Bill, you need to make a trip out here and get me organized. This is really nice, mine just get thrown where ever I can find room for them.

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 03-10-2018 02:07 AM

Great organization. Nice to have everything visible and accessible.

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jimintx

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#4 posted 03-10-2018 02:16 AM

I am not a fan of tool cases for much regular use. There are a couple I use, but mostly I store a lot of the cases I do have up in the attic.

I did almost the same as you for nailers, except I was too lazy to make it as nice as yours, and opted for everyday ol’ pegboard. Your setup looks very nice.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#5 posted 03-10-2018 04:04 AM

Bill: Like the nailer cabinet, door is a great idea. Keeps the dust out, and gives a more finished look. Mine get piled

up on one end of a wall work bench in their plastic cases, because I am out of room. Can you post pics of your

router table, with some specs? I want/need a new one , and I am looking for ideas. Deciding on the buy/build route.

I saw yours in background, and it looks like what I am after.

Thank you, Tim

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htl

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#6 posted 03-10-2018 04:12 AM

I need to build some of those badly.
Your have really turned out nice!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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builtinbkyn

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#7 posted 03-10-2018 05:15 AM

Thanks guys. As I said, I was inspired to make this after seeing a project posted the other day by another LJ and I was tired of looking at them sitting on the back counter in the shop. I also needed a simple project to get the woodworking juices flowing again :)

Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who can’t get things done unless I start out with stuff being organized. My synapses don’t fire right lol So having a place for everything and everything in it’s place helps me stay as sane as possible. Though don’t get me wrong. I am perfectly capable of making a mess during a project where I’m not even able to find one of the half dozen or so tape measures I own. But at the end of the day, it’s nice to be able to clean up relatively quickly because there’s a specific place to stow a specific tool or material. I try to clean up at the end of each shop session – at least getting the tools put away.

Wish I was making more creative stuff, but I guess that will come one day – hopefully soon :)

Tim, here’s a link to the router table build and the project card. Nothing fancy, but it is pretty solid and a nice platform to work on. Though I know most use 3/4” ply, most all of my shop cabinets and fixtures I used 1/2” ply. I find it to be sturdy enough. It’s certainly easier on the back when carrying it :)

http://lumberjocks.com/builtinbkyn/blog/102194

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-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 03-11-2018 03:31 AM

Bill: Thank you so much for the quick response, I appreciate it. I did not realize you had posted on the build, my bad.

After much deliberation, I think I am going the Jessem top/ lift/ fence/stock guides route, and build my own cabinet

like you did. Finding enough time to do it right is tough. Excited though, and I will refer back to yours. Thanks again.

Tim

P.S. Your shepherd is beautiful.

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#9 posted 03-11-2018 05:28 AM


Bill: Thank you so much for the quick response, I appreciate it. I did not realize you had posted on the build, my bad.

After much deliberation, I think I am going the Jessem top/ lift/ fence/stock guides route, and build my own cabinet

like you did. Finding enough time to do it right is tough. Excited though, and I will refer back to yours. Thanks again.

Tim

P.S. Your shepherd is beautiful.

- tacky68


Tim you’ll like the Jessem fence. It’s well made and well thought out.

William Wallace gets bored in the shop. I think he would prefer to be out running around in the forest. Today was no exception lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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builtinbkyn

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#10 posted 03-11-2018 06:01 AM

So behind Willie on that bandsaw is a piece of wedge I parted in pretty to turn to make a beefier handle for my Knew Concepts coping saw. The original handle is ok, but a little thin even for my medium sized hands. Thought the wedge would look nice.

I’ll get some finish on it tomorrow, but I won’t have the ferrel material until Monday. It should look and feel pretty nice.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 03-11-2018 11:28 AM

Nice looking handle, Bill. It’s that sort of thing that has me thinking I’ll eventually build myself a lathe.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#12 posted 03-11-2018 12:10 PM

Great looking shop dog you have there!! (And wow on your shop as well. ) I have an 11+ year old German shepherd and then a “pup” who is almost 17 months. My older dog is a great shop “helper” who loves to snooze on her blanket under a table I have my miter saw mounted on. The younger one does ok if tired from playing but has too much energy to be patient with too long of time in the shop.

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 03-11-2018 12:40 PM

Ah I see spell check decided to change “wenge” to “wedge” :( Well there was a wedge there too lol


Nice looking handle, Bill. It’s that sort of thing that has me thinking I’ll eventually build myself a lathe.

- Dave Polaschek


Thanks Dave. Dave I’ve had some fun using the lathe since purchasing it. Haven’t made anything of consequence other than a few knobs, handles, pens, bottle openers and pizza cutters, but I know I like turning. I’ll have to try making a few small bowls soon, but I think I’ll get some traditional turning chisels for that. The carbide cutters are forgiving, but also don’t produce very good results on their own. I can see they require more sanding after the fact than would HSS steel chisels with the appropriate cutting profiles.


Great looking shop dog you have there!! (And wow on your shop as well. ) I have an 11+ year old German shepherd and then a “pup” who is almost 17 months. My older dog is a great shop “helper” who loves to snooze on her blanket under a table I have my miter saw mounted on. The younger one does ok if tired from playing but has too much energy to be patient with too long of time in the shop.

- BB1


BB1, thanks. Actually Willie has a shop bed, but he can’t see the TV from there. So he chooses to not use it as much unless he’s really bored or I have music on lol

A 17 month old? I bet he/she? is raring to go :) Willie may have a young sister this Spring, but I’ll have to think on that a bit more.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 03-11-2018 02:22 PM

Nice solution. Looks great and easy to access.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-11-2018 02:49 PM

Oh, our pup Teddee has a LOT of energy. Smart girl who has been a great addition, although a lot of work with training. Funny how we forgot all the stuff our currently older dog got into when she was a pup.

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