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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 664 days ago 2308 views 15 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version the open storage divider rack cabinets that are seen in many workshops. Typically these are mounted on the wall and hold nail guns and drills for quick grab-and-go usage. I don’t have room on my walls, but I still needed something similar as I got tired of all the fumbling around that I had to do in order to retrieve a tool from my cabinet. They were previously stored in their plastic ‘road cases’ and then piled into this cabinet. This was no fun because I had to pull out the plastic case and then remove the tool. The plastic case was then in the way for the duration of the time that I was using the tool. Valuable shop time was being lost!

Enter this solution… It was made from some basic 1/2” plywood. A little bit of dado-ing, glue, and a few pins to hold it together was all that was necessary to construct this. It is actually made in two pieces to facilitate getting it into the cabinet. I had to remove the top shelf completely, drop the second shelf down, insert the two cubes and then put the top shelf back in. The cubes were screwed together and then held up while I repositioned the shelf that they sit on back into place.

Now I have a place for my most used air/small power tools with incredibly easy access.. The plastic ‘road cases’ are now down in the basement for the .1% of the time that I actually need to take the show on the road.





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redryder

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#1 posted 664 days ago

Nice build. I have rarely seen any bad organization. Your comments on the plastic cases are right on. They sometimes can be more hassle than they are worth. Nice to have your tools at the grab and go…........................

-- mike...............

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 663 days ago

Great job!! Organize, organize & organize – always evolving. If we don’t do it our shops get cluttered and dangerous and not very efficient. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Gshepherd

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#3 posted 663 days ago

Or pulling one from above only to have another to follow because the cords get tangled. You organized but also saved some space. Those cord clamps orange ones you see at HD help out a lot, quick and easy…...Keepem coming!!!!!!!!!

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 663 days ago

Neat idea!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Sandra

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#5 posted 663 days ago

Great idea. I like it!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Sandra

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#6 posted 663 days ago

Great idea. I like it!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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