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Project by jjbuzard posted 09-06-2016 11:34 PM 1461 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided I needed to get my cordless tools organized, so I did some research and put together some ideas and this is what I came up with, all tools and chargers in one spot. Liking it better all the time. I added a 1 hour timer so I can put a battery in the charger and walk away and not worry about cooking the battery. Next to the Drill Caddy on the left is my storage for Miter Gauges.

Note, the Ivory outlets are on a different circuit than the white outlets, that is why they are different colors, so I can easily tell which box the breaker is in, when the garage was wired they put in the original circuit, when I turned this bay into my shop, I installed a new Circuit Breaker Panel in the shop.

-- Jim B





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JPJ

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 12:54 AM

Nice job!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 12:57 AM

Nice work. Storing tools so they can be used when needed minus looking all over for them is always a big challenge. Of course about the time I get everything put in order I buy something else and the search begins for where to put it.

LOL

Good idea on the timer!

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

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 05:41 AM

a timer… i like it! something you can pick up at HD or so?

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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jjbuzard

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 12:22 PM



a timer… i like it! something you can pick up at HD or so?

- Holbs

I bought it at Menards, so I would guess HD or Lowes would carry them, I bought a Double Remodel Electrical box and cut the hole in the Dry Wall next to an existing box (evidentially didn’t get it lined up perfectly as you can see in the picture, will have to remedy that) and ran power from it to the timer to the outlet.

-- Jim B

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 01:45 PM

Great ideas—both on the timer, and on making the outlets a different color! I have pieces of blue tape with the circuit number slapped on all my outlet plates to denote which breaker they’re on—and it not only looks crummy, but isn’t easily view-able across the room. Great solutions!

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jjbuzard

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 03:45 PM



Great ideas—both on the timer, and on making the outlets a different color! I have pieces of blue tape with the circuit number slapped on all my outlet plates to denote which breaker they re on—and it not only looks crummy, but isn t easily view-able across the room. Great solutions!

- jayseedub

I have the circuit breaker number written on the inside of the cover plate, so I can turn off the correct one to work on the wiring, the outlet cover tells me which box to look in.

-- Jim B

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 07:07 PM

Jim, this is an outstanding job of organizing your shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#8 posted 09-07-2016 07:24 PM

nice work

-- LexWood

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 11:46 PM



Jim, this is an outstanding job of organizing your shop. Nice work.

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

- helluvawreck

Wait til you see the wall on the other side, if I do say so my self.

-- Jim B

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 09-09-2016 01:59 AM

Engrave the plates in the shop, then use permanent marker. Works wonders, use white plates for better visibility. Awhile back I made very oversized plates for a guy who then engraved with large numbers you could see from across the room.

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

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