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09-10-2009 02:39 AM

so i wasn’t sure which forum to put this in so i went in to this one for a few years now ive been use some cheap shelving i bought at the borg for a work bench.
as you can see its hard to keep clean and organized as a matter of fact its impossible and i cant really work at these “benches” cuz their well really flimsy so hers the solution i have for it.
now thats only half of the bench their the other half hasnt been installed yet but here it is.
i think the drawers will really help with tool storage. all the cabinets are frame less and i plan to cut plywood fronts for all thanks for taking a look and any advice on what i may have forgotten would be helpful.

oh and sorry for the picture size photo bucet hates me i can never get them to work on here for some reason.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 02:56 AM

A transformation is coming!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 03:05 AM

thanks ,
if you can upgrade your shop ,
i can upgrade mine .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 03:10 AM

can I have the cab with the drawers? or a copy of the plans would be nice..pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzz

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 03:18 AM

Looks good. The only problem with cleaning and organizing is it makes more room for more debris. That’s the way it works in my shop. Best of luck. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 06:58 AM

thanks guy dan ill try and put something together for you when i have a little spare time latly work has been a real grind and shop time has ate up the rest but give me a week and ill get it up when i update the rest of the remodel/ or overhaul yea overhaul sounds much more shop like lol.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 07:02 AM

Yeh getting it all together neat and clean good storage

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 07:14 AM

Congratulations , looks like a new shop !

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 02:00 PM

Inspirational! Looking good…

-- Sam

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 02:37 PM

Man if you want to see a messy shop. I have top honors, bar none. I won the contest 3 years ago about. No one has even come close. Ask Karson.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 09-11-2009 10:13 PM

Hat’s off to you for taking the bull by the horns. When you organize and de-clutter your shop, you won’t believe how much time you now have for real woodworking, as opposed to looking for the right tools, moving things around, etc.
2 suggestions-things I learned organizing my workshop-
1) get a roll of drafting paper and cut it into pieces that are the size of your drawers. Then lay out your tools on the paper as if they were in the drawer. This will help you create the equivalent of a “story stick” to put dividers in your drawers based on the configuration of tools and stuff you’ll store in them. (see my hanging hand tool chest for an example of this idea)
2) Organize your stuff in the drawers by function-eg. sandpaper, sanding blocks,finishing stuff in one-router bits, router wrenches, collets, etc. in another-you get the idea.

-- Gerry

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#11 posted 09-12-2009 01:57 AM

I’m not too sure you are doing it right. Maybe you should put in a little practice in my shop

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 09-12-2009 03:38 AM

Looking good. Great start for a new beginning.

-- John @

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#13 posted 09-12-2009 05:56 AM

thanks for all the great comments and suggestions guys. ill get right on that Gary. love the idea on the drafting paper Gerry i was actually wondering how i was going to do that and you gave me the way thanks.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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