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Organizer that helps my Workbench

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Project by Duckster posted 12-30-2014 12:00 AM 8832 views 34 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know about y’all but my workbench gets cluttered if I’m not watching. I get upset with myself when I let too many items get in front of me, where I can’t find what I need, when I know it is right in front of me. I do that with my drills and pin gun. I fixed that problem today. I had gotten upset with my clutter and attacked the problem. There is nothing fancy about this project but I thought maybe someone out there has a similar problem. All done with a 4’x4’ piece of 3/4” plywood. I did use a piece of Oak I had from an old barn we tore down, for the drawer front.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus





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flatrock

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 12:13 AM

I like this. I think I could use something like it. Good job.

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Duckster

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 12:26 AM

Thanks Flatrock.. I had really been getting upset with myself. Hope this works. I’m tired of hearing myself yell at me!!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 01:26 AM

great build,just said yesterday i needed to build one.thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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OldWrangler

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#4 posted 12-30-2014 02:01 AM

Neat idea for someone who is organized. I, however, have gone in the opposite direction and no longer worry about the mess on my bench. It is kinda organized chaos. I still have a few brain cells left and can remember the last place I have seen something, usually. About once a week I take a morning to put most things where they belong.,

I used to worry about this problem but I have matured past that point to where I am not happy with the look of my bench but I don’t let that bother me. I have instituted the “substitute tool system’. If I need a hammer and don’t see one, sometimes the flat size of a chisel will work. If I need a chisel for something and I don’t see the chisel I can put a quick edge on a putty knife with the belt sander. If I don’t see my putty knife I can usually scare up a sub like a small scraper. And on and on and on.

With the onset of cold weather I just fire up my gas heater and in no time the shop is snuggly warm. I’ve the workbench to catch up on some sleep I missed prior to Christmas. I am nearly caught up and I’m out of projects for now. For now there are only a set of corner bookcases and a necklace rack to do for Kathy. Soon the family will be wanting other items I can build and I’ll start another year of projects and maybe another occasional a band saw box if an inspiration hits me. In between times I’ll make some hunting knives and sheaths for Ebay.

Anyhow, nice project and good clean work. I’m sure others will take inspiration from you idea.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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redsox9

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 02:37 AM

Simple and effective – what’s not to love about this project? Nice job, Duckster :-)

For curiosity’s sake, what do you store in the drawer?

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 12-30-2014 02:45 AM

Great idea. BTW, Welcome to LJ, a bit late.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Duckster

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#7 posted 12-30-2014 02:45 AM

Thanks Whitebeest
Wrangler, I am a little anal about not finding something I’m supposed to know where it is at.
Red Sox, thanks. It is simple, inexpensive and a handy little storage.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Duckster

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#8 posted 12-30-2014 02:48 AM

Thanks Survivor. I enjoy the site and have met some good mechanics of wood.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 12-30-2014 03:18 AM

Nice job of solving a problem we all face.

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

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MikeSpanky

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#10 posted 12-30-2014 04:54 AM

I definitely need this. There’s only so much room on my work bench which duals as an outfeed table. This would be helpful. Great job Duckster.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 12-30-2014 06:21 AM

There ain’t nothin’ wrong with being originazed, bud…Personally, I can’t stand clutter in my shop, or on my workbench….That’s why when I get through with a project, I clean up to get ready for the next one….Don’t like working in filth….A couple of years ago I built a drill holder and battery storage unit for my drills…..Keeps them together for charging and close at hand…..Stellar job on yours….....Congrats on making the Top 3….Thumbs up.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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Duckster

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#12 posted 12-30-2014 03:14 PM

Thanks again y’all. Rick, I thought it was okay when I was young to not pick up after myself. Age changes a lot!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 12-30-2014 03:22 PM

I was taught at a very early age to pick up after myself….Either that, or the strap…..When I went to the Army, I really learned what it meant….You can’t be a slob there…..It ain’t happening….The older I get, the worse I get about cleanliness…...

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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jerrells

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#14 posted 12-30-2014 03:47 PM

Nice job – I built one similar and I always know right where my drills are – now for the rest of my bench

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Duckster

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#15 posted 12-30-2014 04:07 PM

Thanks Jerrleis. I’m working on that too.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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