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Project by Kelly posted 04-17-2014 02:04 PM 1967 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I slowly move into my little woodworking shop I have started to wonder which I enjoy more, building my little hobby projects or building things to use in the shop i.e. these storage projects. I have a Incra sled which takes up quite a bit of room and is awkward to store. My quick solution was to just hang it on the wall. I cut a rabbet in a piece of 2×4 for the bottom and then add a latch to the top to keep it secure. Although very simple it is also very convenient… it hangs right next to my table saw, making it easy to both use and store.

Like many others I ‘had’ to build a clamp rack. I have been pinching my clamps to the edge of a shelf for quite some time and after seeing several great ideas on LJ, I pieced this together from some pine scrap that I had around the shop. Nothing fancy but it sure beats a shelf edge (-:





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 02:10 PM

That’s a nice workspace. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 03:20 PM

Building things for your workshop improves your skills, so you can move on to more elaborate projects. Think apprentice building small stuff, then building his chest for tools, then his workbench as he progressed.

-- Jeff NJ

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doitforfun

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 06:45 PM

I know exactly what you’re talking about. The bug has hit me so hard lately that I have had to seriously rethink what I’m doing. Is it building a shop or building practical stuff? LOL.. And that clamp rack is in my project queue.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 08:48 PM

KCR, that’s pretty cool sir, I cannot believe after 4 years of woodworking what a difference having a truly organized shop does for me. I enjoy building my own jigs, etc and after last weekend have a place to store more tools than I could imagine, after tonight I’ll have my 4’x18” wooden bin-storage unit built & hanging and my woodshop should be close to done.

I added my woodshop renovation project on here couple days ago if you want to check it out, at least one of our walls look the same.

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Kelly

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 09:26 PM

Thanks guys, its always nice to be able to give things a home and tidy up a bit!

BRAVOGOLFTANGO you have a very organized shop there… very nice. I’m not disciplined enough to put things up like you have them, instead I tend to drop things into drawers and hope to keep it all separated (-:
In fact I think I’ll post some that I built not to long ago…

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