Tool Rack

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Project by RustedRain posted 05-11-2015 11:44 AM 1522 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tool rack to keep most of my hand tools organized and close to my bench. The maple slats are about 2” wide by 3/4” thick with 3/4” space between them. The tool holders simply friction fit between the slats, and I used my shoulder plane to fine tune the fit. Also, in a fit of OCD, all the square head mounting screws were clocked.

-- RR

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 12:13 PM

I have seen these racks in retail stores of various sorts but I’ve never seen one in a shop. Come to think about it, however, it could be a real nice way to go. It’s very attractive and versatile. Congratulations and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 12:20 PM

Very good looking, great workmanship.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 01:48 PM

Nice! I really like the holder for the pliers…they are always a pain to store/hang.

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 02:37 PM

That cool, I need something like that to get organized.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 09:13 PM

Those fits of OCD are tough to resist. Very nice tool rack, the friction fit design is clever.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 01:15 PM

Great looking rack-did you cut dados in the bottom of each tool holder so it would fit over the lower slat or is it simply a block of wood that slides between the upper and lower slag and is ” squeezed ” in place by them?

-- Reginald

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