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Project by mnguy posted 1975 days ago 11058 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two shop organization projects I’ve done. The cordless tool board is something I dreamed up to use scraps and get the drills, impact driver, saw and light off the bench. By the way, I can’t say enough about my Panasonic cordless tools – much better than the Dewalt they replaced.

The storage cabinet is a modification of a design out of either American Woodworker or Wood (can’t remember which). I bought the plastic boxes off the Internet, and they help maximize the space. The inner doors open, too, with shallow shelves behind them. Filling the cabinet, I found I had 3 or 4 90% full boxes of the same screws – lol – I really needed the cabinet!





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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 1975 days ago

Looks good, I really like the cordless tool rack. Mine is a bunch shelves with dividers. Okay but not working out that well. Nice job. thnx.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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oldwoodman

137 posts in 2002 days


#2 posted 1975 days ago

Since I have a small shop in which to work I very much enjoy seeing how other woodworkers organize their space. You have done an excellent job. I love the cordless tool shelf. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1975 days ago

although I currently have dewalt tools, I agree about the panasonic brand tools – they are superb and second to none – period.

nice setup you’ve got there, nice to have the cordless tools out of the way, off of the bench, and within easy reach and access.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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arw01

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#4 posted 1975 days ago

That Wood magazine cabinet is just the thing for all that fold out storage! Love mine, but haven’t quite put enough stuff in it yet. Still loading it up. I put the second set of doors behind the first set thought, so there is like 32 square feet of storage in that cabinet!

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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mnguy

159 posts in 2002 days


#5 posted 1975 days ago

Thank you all for your comments. The cordless tool rack is also sort of a display space for my ‘collection’ – lol. Even though I have 2 drills and the impact driver, I keep looking on Ebay and Craigslist for a great deal on one or two more drills – can’t have too many! I’m lucky to live close to Seven Corners Hardware (major internet tool dealer) and all those guys sing the praises of Panasonic cordless.

I got my plastic storage boxes from US Plastics.

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WoodSpanker

519 posts in 1996 days


#6 posted 1975 days ago

Hey, very nice! Wish I could organize myself like that. But alas…. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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woodworm

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#7 posted 1975 days ago

Looks very well organized.
I always forgot where i kept battery pack (except the one which is in use)...a good reason to have a till like this.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Todd Thomas

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#8 posted 1974 days ago

I always get excited about doing a project or two like this…then I’m not sure WW would be any fun if I could FIND my tools when I needed them….good job they look good and very useful….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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woodworm

14124 posts in 2194 days


#9 posted 1974 days ago

TThomas, there were occasions when I did not do ww for that day just because I could not locate the battery charger, then it is no fun either!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Shawnk

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#10 posted 1974 days ago

Very nicely done, well organized something I need for my shop (garage) to get me more organized

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Lenny

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#11 posted 1974 days ago

Great job! FYI, the storage cabinet is from the October 2006 issue of Wood magazine, issue #172. I know because I have it sitting right next to me, flagged for this very project some day. I think I have heard this referred to as a “clamshell” design. I am impressed with how much stuff, oops, pardon my blasphemy, make that, how many wonderful tools and accessories can be placed in such a small space. According to the article, and if you built it to the specs there, although the cabinet only takes up 7 square feet of wall space, it offers 26 square feet of storage on the perf board panels alone! I hope mine comes out as nicely as yours. Again, great job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Jeff

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#12 posted 1660 days ago

Nice job! I need to do this for my place too. I just did a makeshift setup with one piece of pegboard. Sure would be an improvement if I did something similar.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Jeison

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#13 posted 1660 days ago

Nice! I especially like that power tool station with the charger shelf, I may steal that idea :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Sawdust2

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#14 posted 1659 days ago

So you have nothing better to do than organize your shop?

Think of all that time you could have spent on the bombe chest of drawers for your wife or the marquetry chrysthemum.

You make the rest of us LJ’s look bad. LOL.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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