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Project by kiefer posted 08-04-2012 10:28 PM 10722 views 55 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my my one hundred and first project on LJ’s .
The tool till you see is a start of getting my workshop organized and get everything in a place where I can find it at a glance.
The till is build from Baltic birch ply left over and given to me by a buddy,two timing belts from a car repair shop and laminate flooring pallet top sheets ,so more or less all recycled material.
This will house all my hand and measuring tools besides sanding supplies and a new power bar ETC .
The dividers are a press fit and can easily be moved as requirements change and all tools get a snug fit in a single compartment to keep the chisel and the likes from touching each other and causing damage .
Got some ways to go but this is a good start and a vast improvement from that old plastic rack .
The clamp rack also seems to work well and one feature is a large hole at the end of the slot which allows me to slightly turn the clamps and make the more secure if they should get bumped and keep them from falling .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 11:25 PM

Using the timing belt as a spacer is an excellent idea.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 11:58 PM

This is nice Kiefer! Custom shop organization…really to key to success in the shop.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 12:56 AM

Cool. That is really clever.
I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 08-05-2012 01:29 AM

Very organized and looks great my friend, enjoy!

All the best,


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#6 posted 08-05-2012 01:39 AM

That’s ingenious. A rear belt off of a newer Harley Davidson looks very similar to that. Really kool idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 08-05-2012 01:46 AM

Cool ideas well done.

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#8 posted 08-05-2012 02:44 AM

Our car needs a new timing belt. Think I’ll ask the mechanic to save the old one for me !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 08-05-2012 02:49 AM

A very unique idea and a project I’m sure will be duplicated more than once. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 08-05-2012 02:51 AM

Very nice – good design and re-use…..!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 08-05-2012 03:11 AM

Nice! Look at all those clamps! :)

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#12 posted 08-05-2012 04:07 AM

Very clever, indeed.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#13 posted 08-05-2012 05:43 AM

Kiefer would you come over and organize my shop please. Your are a wizard when it comes to bringing together elements that rarely share the same room. I think you need to run for political office. I would definitely vote for you!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#14 posted 08-05-2012 10:36 AM

It’s not just a really nice project….it’s the satisfied smile you get when you go in the shop, because NOW, you can find everything…every time.
Good Job.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#15 posted 08-05-2012 11:49 AM

That is my kind of project! Everything readily visable and reachable. Enjoy.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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