Anybody have a good wall shelf storage for air nailers?

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07-10-2010 07:31 PM

I have 3 pneumatic nailers and a gun for car lug nuts that I want to store in a wall shelf. It’s not that hard to come up with something myself, but I can’t see any reason to reinvent the wheel if someone else already has a good design for one that they have found to be good in actual use. I do remember seeing one some time ago on LJ, but my searches don’t bring it up. I will appreciate any help you can give me with this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 07:38 PM

I just use four of the large large plastic coated hooks and hang mine on those . it’s not fancy but its easy to get the guns and hang back up.

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 07:46 PM

Thanks Jim. I sure don’t need anything fancy. I do want them covered by at least a shelf so the don’t get dusty. Also my lug nut gun can’t hang as it doesn’t have any holes or trigger guard to hang it from. I also want to store the accessories like nails, staples, oil, etc. in the same place.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 07:55 PM

After viewing your work on your LJ page, I can offer you a solution.
Build a box for each and French fit each one and attach the open boxes to the wall.
Frankly, I did just as a1Jim did. Well, one of the smaller ones is hanging on a 16 penny nail.

Edited: Just saw your reply to a1Jim. Why not a wall hung cabinet for all the air tools and accessories?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 08:37 PM

That’s what I’m thinking Gene. I just remember that someone posted a good solution last year, but I can’t remember how it was set up, just that I liked it. Oh well, not too much of a challenge to come up with something myself. My wife is right, I’m just lazy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 08:51 PM

Just for the sake of argument, make a cabinet frame with inset pegboard back (so the pegboard fixtures can be placed). Holes in the frame for adjustable shelves, and either sliding hardboard doors or heavy duty doors, with or without facilities to hang things on the inside of the door.

Now you have something to argue with yourself about…..........(-:

Seriously, that is essentially what I am going to put on my walls, hung with french cleat, and use doors that hold things on both sides, implying heavy duty hinges, perhaps piano hinges using nuts and bolts in some of the holes.

Got my panel sled finished, and I will apply a coat of WATCO today. I am working on my project table top, finishing it off. It will temporarily go on the carcass of one my my current project tables, but I plan to integrate the top ( which is reversible ) into a mobile clamp center, with drawers and shelves for other things including fences and holddowns for the project tabletop.

Hearing about what happened to Alistair, I am reevaluating purchasing a lathe some day. Yikes.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 09:07 PM

Mike go for wall hang cabinet on french cleads
and have pigionholes for the nailguns
and one or two drawers to each for assesseries

Jim yes thats was a nasty accident Allistair had
hope he recover fast

Mike take it easey here in the hot summer


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#7 posted 07-10-2010 10:26 PM

Thanks Jim. I have actually had temporary cabinet there that wasn’t set-up for the guns which had a French cleat which I intend to use on the new cabinet to be hung in the exact same place. I will probably have a top hinged door on it too. In my small shop the dust manages to settle everywhere even though I use my big shop vac on all my machines.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-10-2010 10:49 PM

This is what I made a long time ago. Kept it around because I can relocate the dividers anytime. You can see I cut 1/8” kerfs every 4” or so and set up the dividers as needed. I have two small brad nailers on the left with the nails and so forth next to them. Hope this may give you some ideas



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#9 posted 07-10-2010 10:59 PM

I hang mine like a1Jim does.

The only thing I would add is that you “cap” the air nipple to prevent dust/dirt from entering the tool- as it usually points up as it hangs on a hook.

A quick cap can be made from a large gauge electrical wire nut. Drill a small hole in the end. Add a knotted string and tie off to the air nipple. The wire nut sets over the air nipple when the tool is not in use and remains handy (as in doesn’t get lost) during nailing operations.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 07-11-2010 12:00 AM

I’m thinking a cabinet is better for me because I have such a small shop that it pays to highly organize things. You can’t believe how easy it is to knock stuff off counters, benches and even the walls when I’m moving stuff around to suit my work. Almost all my machines and some storage cabinets are on wheels for that purpose. I liked your idea there Childress, but I think It might work better for me with horizontal pigeon holes. Same idea, just a different orientation.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 07-11-2010 02:20 AM

i was thinking mike that a cabinet with sliding shelf for each gun and enough room on each one to hold the nails that go with that gun..that way you dont have to reach and get it out…some of them tend to be heavy…maybe you will find the one you saw on jocks and get further inspired…or maybe a poke in the rump with a sewing needle..that will get you moving…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 07-11-2010 02:28 AM

maybe a bigger box on french cleats ,
one you can walk into ,
(like alice in wonderland) ,
that way you will have all the storage you need ,
and a bigger shop (LOL) !

-- 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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#13 posted 07-11-2010 02:37 AM

How about this


-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#14 posted 07-11-2010 02:43 AM

I am looking for one of those magic camping tents they have in the Harry Potter series that looks like a puptent but turns into a 3 bedroom house inside. Wouldn’t it be nice to have something that takes up no space…but adds tons….Alas, just like the Potter books…that is a fantasy.

I hang mine on pegboard mostly….although I have a few of my framers hanging on rafter hooks (be careful of those as they can give you a good whack on the noggin if you arent paying attention.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#15 posted 07-11-2010 11:25 AM

Thanks guys. I think I am going with Dennis and Childress’s ideas. I do appreciate all the suggestions which I’m sure would all work ok, but due to my limited space I think the cabinet with pigeon holes and a drawer will be the way to go.

And BTW David I’m working on an inflatable workshop design made out of rubber. You just put more hot air into it whenever your shop needs expanding. I will be looking at the possibility of having some fellow LJ members supply the hot air from from overflow, Lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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