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Steve Branam

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03-13-2011 10:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool storage

I recently completed this tool wall for all my hand tools. Mark Reed saw my posting on it elsewhere and suggested I post it here.

You can see more detailed pictures and read about it at

-- Steve, mostly hand tools. See my woodworking blog at

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 12:02 AM

Great organization! I need to do the same thing. Get everything out of drawers and cabinets and more easily accessible when I need them. I don’t have quite the collection of hand tools as you, but I’m getting there.
Great job and good design.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 12:59 AM

Let me welcome you to LJs, Steve. That is an impressive hand tool collection and this picture speaks volumes about your organizational skills.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 11:11 AM

Thats just what I need. My tools are currently hanging on a generic pegboard. The metals hooks chronically fall out as I hang/remove the tools. I then have to crawl under my workbench to find the hook. Makes my blood pressure skyrocket. That said, I will shamelessly copy your design at the soonest opportunity. Of course, my tool collection is roughly 25% of what you have, so its shouldn’t take me too long :)

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 11:16 AM

Copy away, Tedstor! That’s one of the reasons I wanted to get away from pegboard, plus I just didn’t like the look of it. Then you can add more modular sections as you collection grows!

-- Steve, mostly hand tools. See my woodworking blog at

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 01:20 PM

Hello Steve. What an impressive display of organized tools. Thank you for sharing your pic with us. Paul

-- Take your time and do it right once.

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 04:29 PM

Excellent work…you did an great job. Do you use that saw on the far right for ripping plywood ? :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 05:28 PM

I don’t know which I’m more impressed with…. the organization level or the tool collection!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-15-2011 06:05 PM

I don’t know what I’d use that big saw for, but I’m positive I need one :) This is computer wallpaper stuff, for sure. It’s a pleasure to look at.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 06:30 PM

Sweet Looking Collection !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 03-15-2011 06:38 PM

You know, Steve, neat organizers like YOU should uhhhh could be arrested! Ha Ha. Great wall…better tools!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#12 posted 03-15-2011 06:54 PM

Steve you are a man after my own heart. Phenomenal organization work bud…. I am going to favorite this to come back and use as a reference in my future work for my shop…. Most definitely two thumbs up!

Welcome to Lumber Jocks… Glad you found us.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 03-15-2011 06:54 PM

niiiiiiceee ! 8—)
looking exstreemly good
thankĀ“s for sharing
and welcome to L J enjoy and have fun

take care

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#14 posted 03-15-2011 08:38 PM

Great layout and nice collection of tools!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Steve Branam

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#15 posted 03-16-2011 03:26 AM

Thanks, everybody!

I use the big saw for resawing green logs (even though it’s a crosscut), as you can see here:

The chisels make good sharpening practice!

-- Steve, mostly hand tools. See my woodworking blog at

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