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Project by Scott posted 01-15-2018 01:17 AM 2984 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the charging station probably just about everyone has a version of in their shop. My problem is, since I don’t have a shop or a garage, and all i have is an open carport and a storage room, I need to utilize every inch of the small space I have. I wanted my drills and chargers in the same place, air tools, router, sandpapers, etc… i wanted all the common woodworking stuff to be easily accessible without having to dig through a toolbox, or those bags that come with power tool combo kits, or hard cases. I wanted all that stuff out in the open.

I searched and watched a ton of videos of people building various versions of this project. Almost everyone seemed to build a charging station for their drills with a shelf or drawer for bits and screws. Then they would build a separate cabinet for air tools, nail guns… whatever else they might have. I couldn’t do that. Those 2 projects had to be combined simply because of my space limitations.

Off to sketchup I went! You can see one of the sketchup drawings laying at the bottom of one of the pics. I spent about an hour or 2 tweaking the design until I was happy with it. It needed to use less than 1 sheet of plywood. It ended up using just over half of 1 sheet. It’s put together with pocket holes. From design to completion, I probably have about 6 hours into this project. I screwed up a couple times during assembly and had to take parts of it apart and put back together or I could’ve done it quicker. My own fault for not thinking out the assembly sequence.

What do you guys think? I’ll probably put some pegboard or something on the left side to hang the hammer and squares from to get them off the shelf.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 02:54 AM

Nice work everything is laid out well and easy to grab and get to work.

For the squares a thin sleeve that supports the entire length you hang it from helps keep them from falling unlike a peg or hook. PVC pipe works but you waste alot of space. A sleeve one inch wide holds 3 squares with ease. I have one on the cabinet under my TS. Holds two 16×20 squares and one 8×10 with room for 2 more if I wanted. The hammer could be put into a PVC pipe and hung vertical or horizontal to store it. If you go horizontal give it a 5 to 7 degree tilt to keep it from falling out if the cabinet gets bumped.

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Scott

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 03:35 AM



Nice work everything is laid out well and easy to grab and get to work.

For the squares a thin sleeve that supports the entire length you hang it from helps keep them from falling unlike a peg or hook. PVC pipe works but you waste alot of space. A sleeve one inch wide holds 3 squares with ease. I have one on the cabinet under my TS. Holds two 16×20 squares and one 8×10 with room for 2 more if I wanted. The hammer could be put into a PVC pipe and hung vertical or horizontal to store it. If you go horizontal give it a 5 to 7 degree tilt to keep it from falling out if the cabinet gets bumped.

- woodbutcherbynight

Thanks and thanks for the tips!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 04:30 PM

You did a nice job on this charging station and it’s a fine addition to your shop.

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 04:35 PM

Thanks so much!


You did a nice job on this charging station and it s a fine addition to your shop.

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

- helluvawreck


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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 02:24 AM

Congrats on Daily Top 3

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Scott

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 07:09 AM

Thanks! I’m not really sure how difficult it is to get daily top 3 but I was pretty stoked when I saw it!


Congrats on Daily Top 3

- woodbutcherbynight


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#7 posted 09-17-2018 07:37 PM

Was looking everywhere for something like and by far yours is the best I’ve seeing. Do you have happen the plan to share

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Scott

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#8 posted 09-17-2018 11:17 PM

I don’t have plans but I probably still have the sketchup file, if that would help you. Send an email to rebelwoodworksms@gmail.com and I’ll see if I can find it and send it your way.


Was looking everywhere for something like and by far yours is the best I ve seeing. Do you have happen the plan to share

- DMan1


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