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Workshop Development #54: Of all the stupid things. Peg hooks.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-10-2012 03:53 PM 1665 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 53: Clearing the wall... Moving the clamshell cabs... Part 54 of Workshop Development series Part 55: Filling the clamshell cabinets to clear up space, and cleaning out racks. »

Okay I must admit, one of my main frustrations in my shop is peg hooks. Now I am not one of those that hates peg board and wish harmful things to those that invented, make, and market the stuff. I actually love pegboard, and the little hooks that go with it. It’s just the way those hooks are typically marketed that drives me nuts.

You see most of the big box stores have either the size hook you want a piece at a time at an insanely high price, like 2” hooks for $1.89, or they will sell you multi packs that include one or two of the hooks you want, and about 30 hooks you will never use for $3.89 sort of thing…

Thank goodness for Amazon.com, ebay, and other online retailers for letting me find, and buy multi packs of just the hooks I want. I mentioned the 2” hooks above for a reason. They are the perfect size for my clamshell cabinets, and work very easily for my organization needs without having TONS of extra hook protruding from the cabinet.

So now I have a table saw full of stuff that came off the clamshell cab, about 100 new to me peg hooks, and an empty clamshell cabinet on the floor. Sadly, I know what I need to do…

Spend some quality time setting the new pegs in place, and putting things back into the cabinets NOW.

I still need to move the few remaining pieces off of the errant plastic shelving unit, and stow some items in the attic, but I am inching closer by the day… Before long, I will have a fully powered, insulated and HVAC’ed shop…

This is going to be great!

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



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 04:02 PM

Shangri La is not far away my friend ….

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 10:01 PM

I use a lot of peg hooks at both shops, and they always kinda…......hmmmmmmm…..piss me off. Something is wrong every time I swear, but eventually I work it out and everything is hanging from them. So I share your frustration, and when you finally find the right hooks, it works out well. I use a fair number of custom holders on those peg boards as well. Taking an afternoon off and doing lots of nothing. Certainly nothing important.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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bluekingfisher

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 09:04 AM

Glad to hear you are one your way to happiness…................but surely you are missing the point? lol If you didn’t have to worry about pegs/hooks and storgae you wouldn’t be a proper woodworking hobbiest???

Most of my time in my shop is spent organising and reorganising stuff, making beautiful items from wood doesn’t even come close to being the most time consuming actiity in my shop.

If i wasn’t out there fiddling with stuff I would be slumped on the sofa watching the brain drain or getting under SWMBO’ds feet.

I know what I’d much rather be doing!

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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