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Project by RussellAP posted 903 days ago 3450 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tonight’s project is a 10’x6’ shelf for all the stuff in my garage that prevents me from setting up my tools in an organized way.

My trusty Craftsman screw gun went through both batteries leaving me high and dry, so I went to Lowes and got a couple of DeWalt Lithium 20v. One is an impact driver, the other a normal screw gun. Its about time and tonight was the perfect excuse.

I need to clean up and switch the small area I have to work in from chopping to ripping, but that’ll have to be tomorrow.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.





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KMT

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#1 posted 903 days ago

Way to go Russell, its always nice get organized and with the added bonus of a couple new tools its even better!

-- - Martin

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 903 days ago

Git’er Done! My problem is I have all the shelving, but not enough space for the amount I need.

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

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WinterSun

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#3 posted 903 days ago

Right on! An overhaul of the garage and basement storage is the next thing on my list once I finish my basement rec room and music studio.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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RussellAP

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#4 posted 903 days ago

Marty, it’s frustrating to have all this space with so much junk cluttering it up. I have a shed and a base just outside my garage on a pallet waiting for a nice weekend to assemble. That will be the main storage for a lot of stuff. I have two sets of box springs that I can’t throw away, so I’ll disassemble them and reclaim the 1×1 oak out of them. The metal can be recycled and the fabric will fit into the trash can. I have more projects than I have time for. I don’t work a job and I need to get busy creating some sellable items in this shop if I ever get it set up. I have a tree service willing to give me hardwood logs when they get them, so that’ll help out with some benches but I need to get busy because spring is when people buy that stuff for their yard.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 903 days ago

KTMSilvitech- I have so many projects on the list, I may never be done, but I definitely have all the tools I need, except chainsaws.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 903 days ago

That’s what projects are all about and excuse to buy tools. :)) you got a good start there Russ.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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reggiek

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#7 posted 902 days ago

Russell, I have very similar shelves in my shop (you can see them in my shop pics). I used a 12v Milwaukee drill/driver to put mine up…and it did it with one and a half charge….they are great compact little drivers.

I also have the 36v Dewalt and the 28v Milwaukee for additional support (from too many years in construction). I will bet your shelves fill up real quick….I could hardly finish mine before they were filled to the brim….but it is so much more rewarding to be able to grab something “right off the shelf” when you need it…rather then buying another due to frustration from not finding what you know you have in the shop.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 902 days ago

reggiek- These shelves aren’t for my tools, they are for the stuff lying all over my garage where I want to put my wood shop. I have two more sets of corner shelves for my tools and wood. I really haven’t decided how to lay out the shop yet because there has been so much stuff laying about. I’m considering a small wood shed outside to store my wood properly.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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