Hanging tool box and shop shelfs

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Project by Bill1225 posted 11-28-2011 07:56 PM 2221 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my hanging tool box that i plan to hang just my fine tools in and a couple stations to keep all my most used hand tools and layout tools handy and organized ( i have ocd bad everything needs a place)

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 08:03 PM

Now that is inspirational. I wish I had a little more OCD so I could find my tools under all the s* on my workbench. Thank you for leading me on the road to a clean, safe shop…hope you don’t mind me stealing your idea.

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 09:47 PM

Steal away!!!!!! I learned ocd the hard way at parris island

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 12:55 AM

Nice job Bill.
Nothing wrong with a little shop organization OCD.
I like that Fallout Shelter sign.
I have a warning sign in my shop too!
Keep up the good work !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 01:35 AM

Thanks for sharing, been thinking about doing something like that for a while now. Did you cover a post? If so, how did you secure the cover?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 05:57 AM

don, its a fake non- structural column made of 1×8 so i could run wires to the middle of the shop, its secured to 2x stock cut to the inside size of the column, hilti bolted to the floor then the column screwed to the 2x stock and to a truss up top.

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 08:27 AM

ooohhhra Bill thanks for your service i like the idea and the cabinet but would have liked to have it with doors to keep the pesky little hands off the prize tools and to keep the dust to a minimum I do like the idea and will modify it for my own needs I give it 4 of 5 stars because its needed doors IMHO nice work

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 08:57 PM

dude… i thought about doors, but do to the close proximty to my bench i choose not to put them on( aka i cant afford to loose any more brain cells hiyting my head on them!!!!) and im lucky i have no one else besides my self in the shop besides every once in a while a helper from work and they know better

I also added a new pic with chisels in the tool box

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 02:07 PM

I like the hanging tool box and tool racks you have set up. You are lucky to have the option to keep the doors off your hanging tool box…Rust would eat my hand tools alive. I am glad to see you filled it with some nice Made in Maine tools as well, good choice!

What do you think of the new Stanley chisels? I have been eyeballing them for some time.

-- Regards, Norm

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 06:45 PM

thr stanleys are really nice they took a while to flatten the backs on a couple of the tips were real bad but it didnt to long but i also used a norton 120 grit lapping plate though

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#10 posted 12-03-2011 12:57 AM

Very creative! I too have a time keeping tools organized in one place instead of scattered to the four winds. Your shop gives me some ideas. May I suggest a bit more light with your photos?

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