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Dave Talks #6: Shop organization products. Wonder Winders.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-06-2016 02:06 AM 870 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In my latest video I talk about and demo my Green Leaf Wonder Winders that I got from Amazon. Great little organization gizmo to help keep the shop clean.

https://youtu.be/dEcra9BJj0E

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



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#1 posted 08-07-2016 11:10 PM

Off into Canada for a couple of days with friends. Went to Victoria to see some sites, and now back. My vacation home here in Washington is not that far from Victoria. We took a ferry from Anacortes, just 15 miles away, and ended up in Victoria. We came back via the Victoria to Vancouver ferry today.

The Wonder Winder gizmo sure looks simple and effective. I don’t use extension cords much, and when I do they are fairly short. But I have used long ones in the past. Over the years I just installed permanent plugs everywhere I worked of importance, and that solved my issues. The winder looks like it takes care of the twisting issues somehow, and that is always the issue.

When you are making the next shelf in a row, is it in a corner again? Couldn’t tell from the video. If not, why not use bracing on the bottom or the top along with another shelf. With a little thought one shelf can be braced from another. Stating it differently, the wall space for the braces might as well be used for another shelf as well, and the added work will not be great.

Getting too old for traveling all over the place. Gone for 36 hours and I am out of sorts….....

Later…..............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 11:20 PM

Yeah, I am still a bit of a luddite when it comes to cordless tools… And let’s face it, it’s hard to run a battery charger on batteries…

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

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 08:33 PM

Jim,

I have been contemplating your question about the location and bracing of the shelf in question…

No, it’s not a corner, it’s about 2’ in from the corner, bracing below might be problematic due to the location of the 55 gallon drum, as would bracing it above as the studs are in from the edges and I need to be clear of the can.

You did get me to thinking about possibly building another “table” of sorts like I have the dust collector standing on. It would make moving the 12 gallon compressor quite difficult though.

However… One thought would be…

Build ti as a 2×4 / plywood platform, screwed to the studs, with a single kicker leg in the right front, braced to prevent racking.

I have no intent on putting anything overhead of that. The location of the bicycle would make getting to anything up there impossible for me.

So yeah, you are changing my design slightly. Stay tuned!

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

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 02:00 AM

If there is nothing too heavy on it, one brace would probably be enough. You can also brace a short distance above and that would add a lot to strength as well. In other words, a brace on the top, half way or less out, brought back to the wall at a 45 degree angle would add considerable strength. With the single sided lower brace you would be good to go.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 08-11-2016 02:05 PM

I think if I brace from the bottom size, I can catch one brace on the left side closest to the dust collector. Going further to the right would run interference with the 55 gallon drum as the stud that I can catch there is smack where the middle of the drum rests. Of course I can use a stamped steel brace there, but the ones I am talking about don’t offer a whole lot of support.

I actually have an idea for a design I am working on. Oh and I lied about the next video. I have something on my mind that is going to end up in a video here either tonight or sometime Saturday… A history marker of a change in a local business that kind of signifies one more nail in the coffin of days gone by…

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

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 02:40 PM

I think we need a new standard of studs every 6 inches. Every time I need a stud, there is none to be found…....

Guests are gone, so a little quieter here. Chores to do, better get at them…..............

Later….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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