Small shop --Small spaces

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Blog entry by poospleasures posted 02-28-2014 01:27 AM 1406 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I written before about using all your space. When you have a small shop and you keep on acquiring more and more stuff you must have a way to store it handy but out of the way. This may seem unimportant when you have a bunch of room but to all you others try these.
Now if I can get the sleds to show their not pretty but they work for me.

Have seen some ideas for storing sleds lately but those places were already taken in my shop. I did spot a blank place under the floor model drill press where I used to have a small cabinet that was in the way. Mounted two pieces of 2 X 4 with slots cut into them to onto the base of the DP and whata ya know four of my daily used sleds fit right there with in six feet of my saw.

I have had three battery drill/drivers setting on the table top (in the way and always getting knocked over) beside the dewalt power shop. Finally saw the small triangle area under the dust pipe and dust shield for the saw. With some shop scrap made a custom sized drill cabinet unit.
Just look around and you may be surprised at the spaces you will use.
Thanks for looking and any comments.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 01:44 AM

Great solutions, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 02:03 AM

These are problems for many of us and this is nice of you to share your solutions .
I am in the middle of a similar situation and I am doing a major revamp of my space and finishing some projects that have been laying around for some time .
This is an ongoing problem as things get accumulated but taking time to organize makes it much more fun in the future.
Keep finding those little unused places .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 03:37 AM

We small shop guys are always looking for an edge to store things, and yes jigs are a problem. I like your idea of storing them on the press base. Now you have me thinking. I was deciding on a rolling base cabinet or a blank storage. Thanks for the ideas, will just have to give it more thought.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 09:46 AM

Hi, totally recognize and empathize with your situation as my workshop is 16×12ft & 8ft.high. I am in the process of re-organizing (hope to post some pics) and any hints are helpful. Building cabinets for side walls to free up centre for my table saw. Like your idea on the sleds for jigs and stuff.

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 10:40 AM

I really like your sled carriage – easy access, great idea

I have the same small shop syndrome – if I could refrain from buying more toys and wood by the truck load I could probably organize my shop. naw – ain’t gonna happen

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 02:17 PM

Some really gr8 storage solutions that’ll work in any shop.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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