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Project by Rookie92 posted 06-18-2009 08:57 PM 8847 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first is a shelf to hold my grinder. Since I use it so often, putting it away on a shelf is a pain, so I built a platform so that I could use it while it on the wall, but because of the cleat on the back, it’s easy to pick ot up and put it wherever I need it.

The second I a box I designed after one I saw in the shop at school. It’s 4 6” wide strips of 3/4” plywood with a 1/4” dado about 1” from the back to hold the pegboard. I put two 2×4s right behind the pegboard to stiffen it, but since they are screwed into the box, it also makes it a lot stronger. Then I put a cleat on the back so I can move it if I ever need to.

The next project was something I did in the shop at school to kill some time. Its some scrap ply from a sign I made but no one took, so i cut it up to make a hardware box. I keep all the stuff I use the most, the nails for my nail guns, some drywall screws, my pocket screws, a box of finish nails, as well as the 3” deck screws I use for putting up the frech cleats on my shop walls.

The next is something I made to keep my sawblades. I ran some 2×4 scraps through the table saw to provide a groove for the blades to sit in, and then put a 2×4 on the front to keep them from spreading, as well as to give me a spot to hang the neccesary wrenches.

The Final project is a rack I built to hold all my air tools. Its got some ~3” strips of plywood as a back, with some cross braces, to which I attached the cleats to. I also put a small shelf on the bottom to hold pencils, and some small stuff that can’t be hung on pegboard, like fittings, and all the nozzles to fill balls, etc.

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 11:20 PM

Rookie92, Looks like you’re getting a good start on getting your work space set up. It’s good to have a home for every tool, plus it gives you a chance to do some woodworking. Cleaver idea for holding your saw blades. Keep up the good work and we look forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- John @

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 11:39 PM

Grweat idea I have stuff all over my shop hardly any walls can be seen at all nowLOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 06-20-2009 04:03 AM

Good idea about the cleat. I should make some shelves with cleats, to mount some of my tools. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 06-20-2009 04:15 AM

good ideas well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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