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Project by Melchi posted 04-10-2015 07:16 AM 5393 views 32 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Complete shop rebuild part 1:

I’ve been working in a badly organised cluttered workshop for far to long, its about time I smartened the place up which in my mind means a complete rebuild of the entire shop.

My workshop is really only a single car garage so space is tight. I’ve been playing with ideas of how I want to lay everything out and have finally settled on a plan. The first step was to build this storage unit for my power tools.

Its not overly pretty but its functional and solid and means no more tangled wires. Its made from scraps of ply I had from a previous project.

Next up is clamp racks and some storage for finishing products.





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kmerkle

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#1 posted 04-10-2015 12:50 PM

Nice project. It got me thinking about how much time I spend carefully coiling cords to put my tools back in the carrying case. This makes for quick access and storage.

-- Every project is perfect until it's started.

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WhattheChuck

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 03:35 PM

That’s a good idea—the cram space below the tool storage for the extension cord. I’m getting ready to build a tool cart/clamp cart (similar situation as yours) and am working to make a shop space that’s more inviting. The FWW Tools and Shops 2013 has some carts you might check out.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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danr78

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 04:12 PM

nicely done…I added this to my mental to-do list :)

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 10:25 PM

Well done

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

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Julius Jahn

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 11:50 PM

Love it. Might have to make my own now

-- Luthier from NS, Canada

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mafe

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 01:00 AM

Looks wonderful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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sheetzy

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#7 posted 04-13-2015 12:33 AM

SWEET! I’M VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE A LARGE SHOP AND IT NEVER SEEMS TO BE ENOUGH ROOM. I BUILT A HUGE BENCH FOR MY CHOP SAW. I PUT SEVERAL CABINETS UNDERNEATH AND THAT HOLDS MOST OF MY POWER TOOLS.

-- Sheetzy

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AMR4412

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#8 posted 04-20-2015 11:29 PM

I like your power tool storage unit, I think it was well designed. When I look at projects on this site are there plans available to build a project you like?

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Melchi

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#9 posted 04-21-2015 08:13 AM

Hello

Thank you all for your kind comments.

There would only be plans for each project if the contributor had made some. I’m afraid I haven’t made any plans for this project, it was a build as I go project using scraps I had laying around.

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