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Project by Robsshop posted 04-14-2012 01:17 PM 5807 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to finally get around to creating a dedicated space for some of my hand tools that require special attention ! Eventually I intend to build a wall tool cabinet much like You see here on L J’s, but this board was something quick and easy. I have always liked the French Cleat design for wall mounting storage, but when I started My workshop the walls were already covered in Pegboard . Don’t get Me wrong,pegboard is very useful in some ways but the French Cleat system IMO offers more versatility. This small tool board is deigned with the FC system and will have to suffice for now ! I do really like the quick and simple fixtures that can be made and used to store various tools. With rare earth mags, lace, pegs and scrap materials to make tool caddy’s, You can easily hang tools securely and the best part about the system is the adjustability it offers, adding new tools will be no problem. Well, it might not be a permanent fixture but it is getting the job done for now. Thanks for taking a look and stay safe…......ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)





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steliart

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 02:22 PM

very nicely done :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 02:58 PM

Nice! I need something like this for my growing collection!

-- Jason K

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reggle

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 03:02 PM

great set of tools

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 03:12 PM

Nice board and toolset! How do you like your new SW shoulder plane?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Robsshop

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 03:36 PM

Thanks for the comments Fellows !

@Smittycabshop The plane is my newest hand tool and I have used it some and very happy with it’s initial performance,but have not had chance to give it a true evaluation just yet. For the money thought,not bad IMO.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 03:55 PM

I came dangerously close to pulling the trigger on that tool before finding a vinyage one. Sounds like it would have been a solid choice. Thanks for the update!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 08:22 PM

Nice, I will add to my favs for inspiration.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Robsshop

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 09:19 PM

Thanks Mauricio, that is what I enjoy about this site,I was inspired by other projects to build mine and now You will use mine as inspiration ! Good stuff !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 09:34 PM

Nice little addition to the shop

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 04-15-2012 01:28 PM

Thanks for sharing…nice mini-wall of tools you’ve got there! I have pegboard in my shop, but hate it!!! Hope to build a cleat system similar to yours later this year…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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dpow

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#11 posted 04-15-2012 08:00 PM

Looks good Rob. You have the beginnings of a nice handtool collection. Thanks for sharing

-- Doug

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Robsshop

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#12 posted 04-15-2012 09:28 PM

Thanks Don,Terry and Doug. I do appreciate the feed back ! Be safe.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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