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Project by Timbot posted 153 days ago 2568 views 25 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother was able to expand his tool collection, and needed some wrench organizers. I built these out of scrap maple and birch ply from another project. Getting the right angle for the tilt of the wrenches, as well as the spacing between them and the angle of the whole organizer, took some fiddling. The grooves for the wrenches were created with either the table saw and a box joint blade, or the miter saw at the appropriate angle. To aid in their construction, and to help me later on if I decide to make more, I made two story sticks with 1/4” and 3/8” increments to allow me to lay out each organizer quickly. I can’t take credit for the design because I’m sure I’ve seen something similar out there, but they seriously save quite a bit of space, and I’d recommend them for anyone with a lot of wrenches.

-- Timbot, So Cal





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Bill_N

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#1 posted 153 days ago

Very nice and useful

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 153 days ago

Just too cool! Will have to make a couple for all those just tossed into a drawer. (-:

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 153 days ago

Cool. Great idea.

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reedwood

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#4 posted 153 days ago

I like this.
I have the craftsman cheap plastic holders but I don’t like them because they’re hard to snap in.
It would make sense if I pulled the whole rack out but I never do.

I’d rather just reach in and grab one rather than use two hands to wrestle it out.

You should spray paint it black…...yes?

-- mark

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#5 posted 153 days ago

Really nice item..

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#6 posted 152 days ago

That makes a great addition to his shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 152 days ago

entirely too organized!!! there is a certain thrill to digging around hunting for the correct size wrench, and finally using a crescent to do the job only to find the wrench you were looking for when you put away the crescent …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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hotbyte

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#8 posted 152 days ago

Very nice! I have just enough tools to make it hard to find what I need but not enough to get a nice toolbox and organize like that. Maybe after buying a few more wrench sets I can :)

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#9 posted 152 days ago

Very Nice Work indeed Timbot! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Timbot

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#10 posted 151 days ago

Grumpymike I should make a rack for crescent wrenches too!

reedwood My brother liked the unfinished look so we went with that. I have considered painting future ones in black and a contrasting color in the wrench holders so you can tell which ones are being used.

-- Timbot, So Cal

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