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Back in TN I actually had room inside the house to have a sort of office space. When we moved here there’s not room, so I re-purposed my credenza into my shop, figuring I’d be able to add shelves to it and have more storage. It ended up being where I put my cordless drills and drill bits, plus I arranged all the little boxes of nails and screws on the upper shelves so it’s easier to sort thru when needed. My drill press sits to the left and my bandsaw is on the right side of this.

A while back I had made one rack to hold the drills, batteries and chargers, but I’ve added a few tools since and decided to make an additional rack to hold the rest. Made from a few pieces of maple and the base is a piece of 1/2” plywood scrap I had. It’s a pretty simple setup as you can see.
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The little plastic case to the right holds my assortment of driver bits
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Everything plugs into a power strip that’s mounted on the wall to the left. It’s the same outlet that my drill press is plugged into, which makes it easy to kill the power to all those items when I close up the shop each evening.
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Rick Bailey

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 11:43 PM

Nice set up, I need to do that still.
I really like the night light. ;-)

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 11:58 PM

pretty neat setup.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 12:10 AM

I see someone took advantage of their employee discount while working at the HD….lol back ups for your backups….nice!!!! Looks pretty danged handy Joe. Nice build buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 02:51 AM

Looks like that credenza has a lot of renters. Good job with the set up. Does it always look that neat?

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

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tyvekboy

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 03:51 AM

BusterB …. Employee Discount at HD????? I think not.

Joe … nice charging setup. I don’t have that many chargers but I have my share … Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee chargers. The only thing I have on my setup is a 12-Hour timer that controls an outlet into which I plug my chargers.

The outlet and timer is the one beneath the middle of the rack under the Bosch battery charger.

I plug in the charger I want to use and set the timer for 2 hrs and forget it …. the forgetting it part is due to aging. I do that so I don’t “cook” my batteries. Most of my batteries are fully charged within 30 minutes. Also saves energy.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 12-09-2014 01:43 PM

Thanks guys…
Rick, I have 2 of those night lights in the shop. They’re LEDs (so they use little to no energy) and they also have photo-sensors so they only come on at dark. On the rare occasion I have had to go out to the shop late at night, it’s surprising how much light they do put out. Plenty enough to get me to the other end of the building where the light switches are located.

Dave, nope no renters there. While the rental depts. at HD do sell their tools after a certain period of time, the drills we rented were usually pretty beat up by the time we sold them. And since the company’s rental tools were NOT eligible for any warranty, I never even considered buying small tools like that. I did get a good deal on a welder once, but per the company’s rules, I had to let it sit on the floor (clearly marked for sale) for 2 days before they’d let me buy it.

And Buster, Tyvekboy is right. There’s NO SUCH thing as an employee discount at HD. ONE of those drills was bought quite q few years back at HD, in a kit that included the charger and the impact driver. It was a Black Friday sale deal and yes, I had to be OFF DUTY to be able to purchase it just like anybody off the street.
The other 2 drills were bought used from pawn shops.

And NO ,,, as you all know darn well, any time we take pictures of things we’re going to show off, we ALWAYS do a bit of cleaning before taking the pictures! Actually, all I did was blow all the dust off with the air compressor.

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#7 posted 12-09-2014 02:12 PM

wow thats a whole lot of charging going on. Nice Job Joe.

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August McCormick Lehman III

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#8 posted 12-09-2014 08:21 PM

hey when the drills are out you can use that for wine bottle????

nice job bud
that’s is something i have to put on my copy list.
thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 12-10-2014 12:02 AM

great charging station joe.i like the idea of keeping all bits and drills in the same location,just haven’t got all mine together yet.thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Rick Bailey

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#10 posted 12-10-2014 03:01 AM



Thanks guys…
Rick, I have 2 of those night lights in the shop. They re LEDs (so they use little to no energy) and they also have photo-sensors so they only come on at dark. On the rare occasion I have had to go out to the shop late at night, it s surprising how much light they do put out. Plenty enough to get me to the other end of the building where the light switches are located.

Dave, nope no renters there. While the rental depts. at HD do sell their tools after a certain period of time, the drills we rented were usually pretty beat up by the time we sold them. And since the company s rental tools were NOT eligible for any warranty, I never even considered buying small tools like that. I did get a good deal on a welder once, but per the company s rules, I had to let it sit on the floor (clearly marked for sale) for 2 days before they d let me buy it.

And Buster, Tyvekboy is right. There s NO SUCH thing as an employee discount at HD. ONE of those drills was bought quite q few years back at HD, in a kit that included the charger and the impact driver. It was a Black Friday sale deal and yes, I had to be OFF DUTY to be able to purchase it just like anybody off the street.
The other 2 drills were bought used from pawn shops.

And NO ,,, as you all know darn well, any time we take pictures of things we re going to show off, we ALWAYS do a bit of cleaning before taking the pictures! Actually, all I did was blow all the dust off with the air compressor.

- JoeinGa

Joe,
Where did you find them? I have the same problem in my shop.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 12-10-2014 10:58 AM

Pretty sure I found those lights at WallyWorld. There was 2 on the card and they were only a few bucks

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#12 posted 12-11-2014 12:05 AM

I like to keep things neat to Joe, so I keep building gizmo z to help.
Have a blessed evening, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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