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Horizontal Storage in a Vertically Challenged Basement

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Project by HillbillyShooter posted 09-16-2014 12:19 AM 3070 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is thanks to a post back in March by LJ bluekingfisher about tract saws. This tweaked my interest, and I ended up getting one and three different lengths of track. However, my shop basement has a low ceiling and there weren’t any viable options for storing the 75” track vertically. My solution is this simple cabinet which I was able to fit into my lumber rack, and which allows me to store all three tracks horizontally.

As always, comments (good, bad, critical or whatever) are greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 01:00 AM

I like your thinking John. How often is their room for something that’s right in front of our nose we don’t see.
Do you think any woodworker worries about where to store something before they but it? LOL.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 01:04 AM

Dave—you hit the nail on the head with not thinking about storing something, just buy it and then worry about storage. Right? ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 01:17 AM

Always. LMAO.

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

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 01:19 AM

So how are you enjoying your plunge\track saw? Does it cut as clean as they say? Seems like a great solution for those with limited space. Thanks for sharing some pictures for us.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#5 posted 09-16-2014 01:32 AM

Brad—I am truly amazed at the accuracy, ease of use and quality of cuts you can get on sheet goods with a tract saw. The tract saw is ever bit as good as my table saw for dimensioning sheet goods, and one heck of a lot easier to handle compared to trying to bull sheet goods through a table saw. You just align the tract with the cut line and go—it’s that fast. Best, John.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 09-16-2014 03:54 AM

Very smart storage idea! I love organizational projects!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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playingwithmywood

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#7 posted 09-16-2014 04:06 AM

why are the tracks mounted on the other boards…. I like they case and what I have had in mind to build for mine… great job

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#8 posted 09-16-2014 04:33 AM

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#9 posted 09-16-2014 07:14 AM

Clever solution!
And some nice boards in that rack as well..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 09-16-2014 09:38 AM

Yep that’ll work. Great idea.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 09-16-2014 11:55 AM

Nice, but I don’t understand how a track saw would be useful for making dragons. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#12 posted 09-16-2014 12:45 PM

A fine solution for storing those tracks John. I like the magnets. Gr8 stuff

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 09-16-2014 02:55 PM

Finding just the right spot for a tool or jig, and in your case tracks, is always a challenge. You managed the challenge well John.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 09-16-2014 03:52 PM

Clever solution to your storage issue. Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#15 posted 09-16-2014 05:46 PM



So how are you enjoying your plunge rack saw? Does it cut as clean as they say? Seems like a great solution for those with limited space. Thanks for sharing some pictures for us.

- timbertailor

Yes it does cut as clean as they say and it is amazingly well built and I get excited just to use it lol

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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