Tool Rack

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Project by Tugboater78 posted 08-24-2016 08:20 PM 856 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wanted to build a cabinet above the bench but i kept trying to overdesign and couldnt come up with anything solid yet.

I got this quick, easy, design from an older issue of Popular Woodworking. I found it listed under thier I Can Do That series as well. They are free plans, or at least measured drawings you can build from. I added a bearer under top shelf for a bit more strength.

It should do the job for a while, until i get more time to design and build some kinda cabinet. I have already modded from original form and I am sure it will constantly change as i use it and find what works for me.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 10:12 PM

Pretty cool! I just finished off my last project on my list last weekend so that I could spend the next few weekends doing just what you did. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 11:52 PM

Looks good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 02:20 AM

Organization where you need it. Good job on the rack.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 02:32 AM

The tools are off the bench and right there on the wall where you can see them. Job well done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 06:05 PM

Good job!

I faced the same consternation you had. I needed to get my tools out of the tool chest and up on the wall for easy access. I too played with different designs, until I came across Steve Branam’s Wall-o-Tools (thanks Steve). Individual sections that hang on a common wall cleat solved my problems. Some can have cabinets, with or without doors, or just a series of tool racks.

Inevitably, once we glue that last joint, do we realize we have outgrown our tool cabinet … maddening! This method, I think, solves that problem.

Keep adding on!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#6 posted 08-25-2016 06:58 PM

This is a very nice and handy project and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 08-25-2016 07:40 PM

Terrible. Tools should be strewn everywhere and hard to find.

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 08-25-2016 07:49 PM

Terrible. Tools should be strewn everywhere and hard to find.

- gargey

LOL! I agree … except when arranged in the cabinet for pretty pictures …

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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