Bravo's Woodshop Renovation Project

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Project by BRAVOGOLFTANGO posted 04-16-2014 07:18 AM 4707 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing overly fancy here, but it’s amazing how ditching peg-hangers & plastic screwdriver holders, etc, with diy wooden holders can turn a shop around. Making progress, about 75% done. It was actually good practice running dados for the plywood & wood pieces for everything that was built, overkill, but good practice regardless.

What I’ve built so far & all from scrap:
  • Parallel bar clamp holder
  • Handscrew wood clamp holder
  • Screwdriver/etc organizer (took 2-nights of freaking drilling holes)
  • Box-jointed plier holder (way overkill with box-joints, but was good practice on my diy router table box-joint jig

I’m ditching the two broken ready to fall off the wall blue bin-organizers in the overall photo. Their Chinese $20 bins from Lowe’s, served the purpose but don’t fit 16” stud centers for one & overall weak. Contemplating building something from 1×6 pine, plywood & recycling the plastic bins. Priced out the materials and lumber is getting expensive for even the cheap stuff, roughly $140+ in wood, figure maybe something made from metal exists for that price, we’ll see.

Will update with future progress.

12 comments so far

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 07:51 AM

Nice and clean , well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 11:16 AM

Something I need to do. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 12:51 PM

Great job! I need to some reorganizing and cleanup in my shop.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 01:11 PM

nice, wish I could find the walls of my shop.
Wish I could get IN my shop.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 02:42 PM

I did the same with my screwdriver rack… I made it hold lots of objects…

Don’t know where you are located, but if it’s in a cold area, I would not have put my workbench by the door…
Looks pretty good..

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 03:12 PM

Looks nice and organized.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 03:25 PM

It’s looking good. Keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 04-16-2014 05:46 PM

I despise you organized WW’ers! Well at least your hand tools have some rust on them. BTW, nice job. I aspire to be this tidy.

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#10 posted 04-16-2014 08:33 PM

You are very organized. I wish my shop looked as good as yours.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green



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#11 posted 04-16-2014 11:34 PM

Thanks all, it was worth the effort & after 4 humble years of this hobby, I know where everything should go roughly. We call that human-engineering in aerospace, where buttons, controls, etc, should be placed for our astronauts.

Woodchuck, I’m in SE Texas & that old table is fine. It was a church donation I renovated. I want to build a real roubu table soon, which will be away from the door. Gets hot here come summer & where this table is helps with a fan. I even ziptied an 8 ft vinyl rollup blind on the garage door, makes for some shade since I get a West sun.

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#12 posted 04-19-2014 12:44 PM

I’ve never regretted the time I invested to organize the shop. You know what’s funny though? I’ve struggled with a wire rack that holds my pliers on my pegboard because the handles of the pliers are all different. YOU have the solution and your one little picture will help me so much! Thanks!

-- Tim Harrelson

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