Shop Tool Storage

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Project by JayDee posted 10-21-2009 01:59 AM 13141 views 28 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After doing a large project, I like to work ON the shop for awhile before getting into the next project. I saw this idea in “American Woodworker” magazine. You hang cleats on the wall wherever you want to hang tools, then organize your tools in the way you want them and mount them to boards that hang on the cleats. I like the idea of organizing the tools and being able to move the boards whever you want. Its a very flexible system. I used some left over mahogany plywood I had from my last project. I will probably be adding to this and changing things around the rest of my life.

-- JayDee from Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 10-21-2009 02:06 AM

I like how it displays them so well and how well they fit in the cases.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 10-21-2009 02:19 AM

Great shop enhancement projects, nicely and neatly done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-21-2009 02:38 AM

Heh, I love the Kreg storage, I may have to steal that!

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 02:42 AM

This is a really nice storage system and it adds a nice look to your shop as well. I may have to look into something like this. My Kreg storage just consists of parking it in the nearest unoccupied corner. Using cleats like this would be a versatile system that could easily be modified to suit the current storage needs.

Nice idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 02:51 AM

all great ideas and execution.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 10-21-2009 02:57 AM

Really, really well done.

Not only is the organization (and presentation) top notch, but I totally agree with Jimi_C about the Kreg storage, and may steal that one myself, too!

Very nice!

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 10-21-2009 04:00 AM

I have looked at a few storage/display systems over the last few weeks, as I build my new shop. This is by far one of the best looking ones I have seen. Very nice job!

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 10-21-2009 04:19 AM

Great “tweener” project. Everyone likes a nice nice, well organized set of tools. What’s your next big project?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 10-21-2009 04:45 AM

JayDee, I got that hyper organized shop article too and was thinking about doing it.
But now that I’ve seen how well you’ve done it, I think this will be the way to go around some of my machines.

And I agree with those other guys, that Kreg system hanger is great.
That will make it a lot more easier to get down and use the next time I’m contemplating a joinery method.

Thanks for the post.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 10-21-2009 07:36 AM

A clean shop is a good shop and organized works too.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 10-21-2009 10:27 AM

Very clean looking great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 10-21-2009 10:43 AM

nice plan for those parts ( wrenches and allen’s ) ,
that go with tools .
quick and easy , right where they are needed !
thanks .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 10-21-2009 03:46 PM

Love the shop orginization stuff but I don’t have the patience to do it myself. Some great ideas there.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 04:33 PM

If I was that organized, I wouldn’t know what to do!!
Great job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 10-22-2009 07:36 PM

Nice and clean plan

-- Fage

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