Tool wall

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Project by jerset posted 01-10-2011 03:19 AM 3553 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided when i set up my shop to have a tool wall that was more substantial than pegboard, shearching the internet for ideas i came across this slat system in
I ripped pine boards to 1 5/8”x 8’ spacing of 7/8” and made tool holder to suit, they are held in place by sliding blocks and can be easily moved if needed. I can tell at a glance if a tool is misplaced and now I spend less time looking for a screw driver, saw, spade bit, chisel, hammer or clamp. This was featured on the cover of American Woodworker October/November 2008

-- jerset

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 03:26 AM

Nice looking system!

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 03:44 AM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 04:11 AM

That sure is better than peg board. Thanks for sharing.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 07:43 AM

Great system – thanks for putting this up!

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 10:26 AM

I think I squeeked like a girl a little when I saw that. Very nice! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 04:01 PM

That looks great. I foresee one of these in my future. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 05:05 PM

Nice system, some great ideas in there.

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

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#8 posted 01-16-2011 03:24 AM

Nice system.

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#9 posted 02-26-2011 06:23 AM

Looks good. I have that issue sitting on my workbench. It’s project #2 for my little shop build. Glad to see it executed in the real world. Thanks for the link as well, more pictures there than in the article.

Nice touch with the dowels for hanging, I don’t think they were mentioned in the article. One thing that was in the article and I didn’t see in the online version was the holders for the planes, it’s basically the dadoed shelf with a thin nosing that extend up, so it’s not flush with the top, making a nice little lip to hold your planes from falling off.

Did you mill the slats down to 1/2” or did you just stick with 1x stock like I was planing on doing.

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#10 posted 03-04-2011 02:57 AM

Slats are 1x=3/4” i use a separate shelf for planes.

-- jerset

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#11 posted 10-18-2017 08:19 PM

It’s a nice tool wall and adds a lot of organization.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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