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Project by Tugboater78 posted 02-08-2017 03:35 PM 1467 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this station some time back, loosely based on Jay Bates plans using scraps i had on hand. It has worked well. But…

My wife heard me remark how my 18v DW drills were wearing out my wrists with constant use. And also how my batteries were slowly dying one by one. She asked at some point what i would get in thier place, so i pointed out m12s and the bosch12v. Well last week i got home from work and had a red box sitting by the back door.

She is such a keeper…

Anyhoo, that gave me a reason to change up my charging station. Got the basic design from many different sources. Top shelf is slighty tilted forward with a ledge, about 10°. With a gap between it and the back just large enough to run plug ends through. The middle shelf is only about 6” deep with a divider separating the front storage from the power strip behind. Also have a phone charger plugged in.

Thanks for looking.

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





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Chris

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#1 posted 02-08-2017 03:59 PM

Keeper for sure! This looks so functional. I keep needing to make one but seem to get tied up into other things all the time. Congrats!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 02-08-2017 04:03 PM

Nice adaptation for the design. Having wrist issues myself I can tell you the M12’s will be much better for you!

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

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#3 posted 02-08-2017 05:36 PM

Very nice organizer

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dannmarks

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#4 posted 02-08-2017 05:50 PM

Yep, I just built one last weekend. However, the wife still needs to step up at my house to be as good as yours.

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489tad

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#5 posted 02-08-2017 06:12 PM

Got to love a wife that buys you stuff. Nice job!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 02-08-2017 08:15 PM

Looks like a great evolution on an already good design.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-08-2017 09:52 PM

This is a great project for anyone’s shop if they use cordless power tools. It will save room and will make you more productive.

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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vince805

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#8 posted 02-08-2017 10:25 PM

Nice setup! Thanks for sharing, I’ll add this to my todo list!

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 02-08-2017 11:13 PM

Now that is getting your organization on!! LOL

-- 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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KenBry

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#10 posted 02-09-2017 12:32 AM

Ya know, you can use the new 20v dewalt batteries in your 18v gear. They have an adapter. Also there are some companies that rebuild the battery packs too.

Oh and I am also looking at building a charging station too.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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Tugboater78

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#11 posted 02-09-2017 01:39 AM



Ya know, you can use the new 20v dewalt batteries in your 18v gear. They have an adapter. Also there are some companies that rebuild the battery packs too.

Oh and I am also looking at building a charging station too.

- KenBry

Ive looked into those options, still debating if worth it. Since a man can catch an “upgrade” new drill/combo for almost the same cost during some sales.

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

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Jarhead1

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#12 posted 07-23-2017 04:08 PM

Really like the project! how do I get a copy of the plans?

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