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Project by Timbot posted 02-21-2014 06:59 AM 7505 views 27 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 02-21-2014 09:31 AM

Very nice and useful

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 11:01 AM

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 02-21-2014 01:19 PM

Cool. Great idea.

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 01:57 PM

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?

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 03:27 PM

Really nice item..

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 04:55 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 02-21-2014 05:20 PM

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 …

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#8 posted 02-21-2014 08:14 PM

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 02-22-2014 01:30 AM

Very Nice Work indeed Timbot! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#10 posted 02-22-2014 08:59 PM

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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