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Project by Steve posted 02-19-2016 09:10 PM 1405 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Cordless Tool Charging Station to hold all of my cordless tools. It’s made from a single 2’x4’ sheet of 3/4” plywood.

I ripped the plywood into one 16”x48” piece and cut that into the shelves I needed at different depths. I customized each shelf to hold the tools. I cut a slot for the circ saw, slots for the drills, and a cutout in the back of the charger shelf for the power cords to pass through.

I ripped the leftover ~8”x48” piece of plywood into two ~4”x48” wide strips for the sides and screwed it together. The top was just calling for a brace with my logo on it cut with the Inventables X-Carve, which is a good example of why I like having the CNC in the shop – personalized projects!

I like how I can see and access the tools from the sides and front, instead of them sitting inside a deep dark cubbyhole shelf unit. It looks more like a store display this way. It cost less than $20 and took only a couple of hours to make.

Click here to watch my video of this project.

Click here to go to my blog post where you can download my cutting templates.

Thanks for checking out my project and let me know what you think. Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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Toolboxdivas

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 10:24 PM

Very nice!

-- T. , www.ToolBoxDivas.com

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 03:06 AM

Excellent

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 02:42 PM

Very neat. Im gonna attempt something similar today.. just gotta wait for everyone to wake up :)

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Vaul

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 05:50 PM

Nicely done Steve.

-- Jon (aka. Vaul)

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 07:31 PM

That is a fine organizational piece for your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#6 posted 02-20-2016 07:38 PM

Really cool EVH guitar and tool box (in the background of another project)
I love them!

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MadMark

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 07:50 PM

Nice. The charger storage declutters a lot. Nice job & perfect app for plywood.

M

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 09:04 PM

Nice work, Steve. I’ve been trying to find time to make one of these for at school… glad I didn’t yet because I really like your idea of mounting the battery chargers underneath in order to double capacity.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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