|Project by Mike Lingenfelter||posted 07-29-2008 03:05 AM||5109 views||5 times favorited||25 comments|
Over the week before July 4th my company shuts down, so I had a good part of the week in the shop. I decided I needed to organize my shop. I have been acquiring more and more hand tools lately and really didn’t have a way to store them. I’ve been keep them in their boxes or just stacked on my bench. I finally got tired of moving them around when I was working something.
I thought about making a cool tool cabinet with doors that had more storage when opened. I just couldn’t decide on a design. I also wasn’t sure what other tools I was going to be buying. I had plenty of wall space, so I just went “flat”. Once I get closer to acquiring “most” of my tools, I may look at a tool cabinet. Do ask me when that might be!
I put up a sheet of 3/4” plywood on the wall and started to make brackets and shelves for the tools I had. For the planes I just went with horizontal shelves. They were easy to make, and they lets me reorganize my planes as needed. I traced the inside of the handles of my saws, and made cutouts that just fit inside. All of the brackets and shelves are attached with screws. That way I can take them down and move things around as needed.
It is so nice to have a place for everything. It makes going into the shop all that much better.