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Project by drbyte posted 08-09-2015 08:34 PM 6367 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost looks like a rolling “Craftsman” commercial!!! 36 inch x 36 inch oak plywood on both sides. 8 inch heavy duty casters under a 2×4 frame. Plywood surrounded by 3/4 inch x 1.5 inch solid oak. inside of plywood is 3 inch strips of oak plywood all around edges, glued and screwed for stiffness. Center section is all 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch ratchets and extensions, held in 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe. Left of center is all SAE wrenches and sockets, right of center is all metric wrenches and sockets. Inside top edge, opposite front panel is 1/4 inch sockets SAE and Metric likewise. 3/8 inch allen socket head sockets just inside top of front panel. A 3 drawer cubicle cabinet is in center between plywood panels. Screwdrivers, pliers, nut-drivers all going in left open space behind drawers. Wrenches mounted on large cup hooks. 1/2 inch sockets across bottom of panel. Makes it easy to grap what you need, easier than drawers or bags/boxes! All wood coated with 3 coats of poly-varnish. socket holders made of vaious types of wood with appropriate size dowels, coated with danish oil. Still a few odds and ends to attach to opposite side yet such as air tools and the like. Pretty heavy (hate to think how much it really weighs) but rolls okay. Probably will add a 3/4 inch conduit handle like a lawn-mower handle that will fold up and latch just above top of drawers.

-- Dennis, WV





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 08-10-2015 01:09 AM

Pretty cool, and you can tell at a glance what’s missing. (like those 2 metric wrenches, 2 deep metric sockets and 1 SAE wrench) . Good idea to use the drawers in the middle too.

If I tried to do that with my set, I’d need two 4X8 sheets of plywood on the sides ! LOL

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MattIsBuffalo

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#2 posted 08-10-2015 04:47 PM

I like this idea. I’m in the process of redoing my garage and I’m trying to incorporate intelligently-designed storage solutions for tools and such to make the most out of the space we have. I may have to borrow an idea or two from this.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 05:06 PM

Great job and looks like it would really be handy!

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drbyte

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#4 posted 08-10-2015 05:59 PM

Borrow away Matt! Improve it and make it your own! It is so handy while working around the garage John.

-- Dennis, WV

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 08-10-2015 07:13 PM

Great design.

Hmmm…I have some PVC in several different sizes just sitting in the corner with nothing to do. :-)

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drbyte

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#6 posted 08-10-2015 08:15 PM

Yes, those PVC scraps come in mighty handy for tool holders, fishing pole holders, spray can holders and lots of other stuff too! Makes nice flutes and pan-pipes too!

-- Dennis, WV

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Shuja

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#7 posted 08-11-2015 04:28 PM

A little organization goes a long way especially when you put wheels on it.
NICE!!!

-- shuja

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drbyte

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#8 posted 08-11-2015 06:02 PM

Thanks Shuja!

-- Dennis, WV

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Richard

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#9 posted 08-14-2015 07:33 PM



I like this idea. I m in the process of redoing my garage and I m trying to incorporate intelligently-designed storage solutions for tools and such to make the most out of the space we have. I may have to borrow an idea or two from this.

- MattIsBuffalo

  • intelligently-designed storage solutions for tools**

What kind of Madness is that. Just throw them a box and be done with it , you will find them again Some day. :)

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