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Project by ldl posted 882 days ago 2190 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a tray such as this made of plastic. One day when I went to move it the top tray section came off in my hand. Guess I loaded it to much. I was about to throw it away when the thought struck me. Why not make one from wood. You call yourself a woodworker. This is what turned out. It is very useful in that I put my most used small tools such as screwdrivers, chisels, pliers, calipers, Try square, etc in the upper slots and wrenches, assorted drill bits, assorted screwdriver bits, countersinking drill bits and assorted small parts in the lower divided tray section. This keeps them handy at the edge of my table and easily removable if need be.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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KMT

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#1 posted 882 days ago

Great idea,this will have to go on my to do list.

-- - Martin

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 882 days ago

Cool! That’s on my project list now.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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SeaFarin

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#3 posted 882 days ago

Great idea! It seems while I’m working on a project I just keep the pile of most used tools on the end of the bench. Then when you need more space you have to stop and either move that pile or put them away. A moveable tray like this one would be most helpful. I will be making one. Hope you don’t mind me copying your idea!

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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ldl

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#4 posted 882 days ago

Copy at will. Like I said I copied it from a tray I already had so feel free. Somewhere down in the middle is a handle used to move it. I salvaged it from the old tray.

Thanks for the comments.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 882 days ago

This is a very timely post for me. I’m setting up my shop and NEED to figure out some organization for often the used tools & supplies. I really like the idea of the frequenly used items being at hands legnth when you need them & out of the way when you don’t.

Thanks for sharing this! Oh yeah, NICE JOB!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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ldl

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#6 posted 881 days ago

I said it one time before and I’m saying it again. This is a very good site. I started not to put this in as a project cause it was so nondescript and plain ugly. I never guessed people would want to copy it. I would tell anybody don’t cull your projects. You never know with just some simple idea who would need it and just hadn’t though of it yet.

Glad it helped those it did.

Thanks

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 880 days ago

its a good idea when you have to fix things around in the house
just add a handle to the top part and its a different tooltote

maybee an idea to show on the sistersite homerefurbers
thanks for sharing

Dennis

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ldl

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#8 posted 879 days ago

You can’t see it for the tools but it has a handle in the center and it is handy for when I need to move it for room.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 878 days ago

:-) thankĀ“s

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 494 days ago

It’s so easy to make and helps keep the clutter down on your workbench.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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ldl

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#11 posted 494 days ago

Your right Joe and you get used to putting things back up after a while cause it is always right there handy.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 494 days ago

Great idea. It adds a lot of organization to your shop.

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

-- 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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