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Project by deucefour posted 1782 days ago 12395 views 35 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is based on the woodwisperers french cleat system, Thanks Marc!!

I have updated the pics from the original posting, I found that the cleat works much better when it is at the top instead of the bottom, that way the weight if whatever you are holding presses against the rail and is less prone to fall off. I’m sure everyone knew this but me. Thanks for looking.

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson





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Cory

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#1 posted 1782 days ago

Looks good. I can’t think of a better way to mount just about anything in the shop. The cleat rocks.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1781 days ago

This system works great.

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ndguy

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#3 posted 1780 days ago

I would like some more info on this, where can I find it?

Thanks!

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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deucefour

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#4 posted 1779 days ago

I got this idea from one of the woodwisperers podcast at thewoodwhisperer.com, Basically the strips that you see have a 45 degree cut that angles back against the wall, then you just make holders for your various tools that also have a 45 degree angle on its back that fits into the rail, the strips are about 3” wide, spaced 6-8” apart. I have added some pictures of the rail and holders. Sorry I can’t tell you which podcast it was, maybe the one on clamps. Hope this helps

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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jeffreythree

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#5 posted 1778 days ago

Love it. Inspired me to start my own today, but a little larger.

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drfisherman

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#6 posted 1760 days ago

Super – you must be a happy camper…

-- "The worst day fishing is better than the best day working!"

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ndguy

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#7 posted 1738 days ago

Thanks for the input! trying to figure out how to put it into my garage. Got heat in it this weekend so I am good for winter!!

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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Robsshop

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#8 posted 1551 days ago

Very nice set up You have there. I have some wall space in My shop that could use some upgrading!!!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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SplashMaster

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#9 posted 1261 days ago

Thanks for the spacing recommendations I starting on a French Cleat System my self this week end. I also got the idea from watching the woodwisperer.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 1261 days ago

deucefour,

Looks like your strips are about 1/2” against the wall… with the holders 3/4” thick…

Is that correct?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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deucefour

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#11 posted 1261 days ago

Thanks guys

Splashmaster – Yea I like watching his podcasts, I am about to wrap up the low entertainment center

Joe – Everything that is screwed to the wall is 1/2” ply, The holders for the individual tools vary in thickness depending on the tool that you are making a holder for. If you will look at the picture that I posted that holds the miter gauge, In hindsight I would make more material hang down for support (like the picture of the C clamps.) Hope that helps.

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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drowland

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#12 posted 1158 days ago

I like it. I put one in part of my garage over the weekend. Mainly to hold my chargers, batteries, and cordless tools… I’ll be adding some more things in the coming weeks. I’ll post pictures

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mafe

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#13 posted 852 days ago

I love this version of French cleat.
Lovely wall.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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