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bigblockyeti

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03-03-2018 06:38 PM

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I’ve consolidated all my hammers I could find from the junk drawer in the kitchen, the garage, the shop, the shed, the boat, the van & the truck to found I need a better way to organize them. I no longer see the value in having one on standby in each and every place but rather I want to be able grab what ineed for the given task & go. I’ve poked around on here but can’t find any examples, if anyone has any they would share I would be very appreciative. Here’s what I’m working with.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me


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#1 posted 03-03-2018 06:48 PM

I’m following along, in the same situation. Haven’t considered a home for all hammers yet

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 06:58 PM

I prefer having one wherever I happen to wander, probably don’t have as many – never bothered to count

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 07:29 PM

One thing I’ve noticed is I’ll grab whatever’s closest for the task at hand and I’ll remember I have the perfect hammer for what I need to do and I may or may not know where it is, having them all in one place (in theory) should solve that.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#4 posted 03-03-2018 07:41 PM

A hammer till is a tricky one. I’ve seen several and made several. Probably the best is the one a guy shows on YouTube that has gates that close when you insert a hammer. That’s the part that seems hard to conquer is to be able to keep the hammers in the slot because they are all so different. I don’t have the wall space to build something long so I made one that is round and about a foot in diameter with slots all around the edge. Holds about 8. Some are small, some are large, and then some are larger yet like rubber mallets. It barely works.

Best of luck with your till build. I’m be interested in seeing what you come up with.
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#5 posted 03-03-2018 08:38 PM

You have too many hammers. Who needs four rubber mallets and five ball peen hammers, anyway?

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#6 posted 03-03-2018 09:12 PM

take a look at Oprah Winfrey’s shoe carousel in her closet.
you may be able to make something like that on a smaller scale.

X2 with Jonah

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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#7 posted 03-03-2018 09:27 PM

The only thing I see missing is a BIGGER hammer . ;o))

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#8 posted 03-03-2018 10:37 PM

I would put the 2 or 3 that you use the most on your pegboard over the workbench then throw the rest into an plastic crate and throw on a shelf. Just get em when you need em.

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#9 posted 03-03-2018 10:51 PM

I mostly like to have a small toolbox with the essentials in it wherever I’m working. One in the truck, one on the back porch, one in,,,, well you get the idea. I try not to put all my eggs in one basket, cause it saves steps and time to fetch stuff. Looks like you need less hammers and more screwdrivers, pliers, etc. and boxes to put them in.

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#10 posted 03-03-2018 11:22 PM

Thats a lotta beaters.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 03-04-2018 02:15 AM

When I was working as a millwright they just started multiplying, at the mill they wouldn’t hire a carpenter when they needed one and the other folks didn’t know the difference between soft wood and morning wood. I didn’t mind because it was much cleaner work anyway. I actually got rid of quite a few when I got out of that line of work.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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BlasterStumps

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#12 posted 03-04-2018 02:48 AM

I only know about “soft wood”.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#13 posted 03-04-2018 02:57 AM

Wow, everything must look like a nail to you.

I got curios. Searching “hammer till” on google didn’t find anything, well nothing related to actual hammers anyway, but “hammer rack” was much more fruitful. Pinterest to have a bunch of ideas. A bunch of people have an even bigger problem that you. ;-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#14 posted 03-04-2018 02:34 PM

I screwed eye hooks into the handle of four of my goto hammers. Hang ‘em high!

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#15 posted 03-06-2018 06:58 PM

Standing rack with multiple tiers, handles oriented downward.

Something like what this guy did.


You have too many hammers. Who needs four rubber mallets and five ball peen hammers, anyway?

- jonah

You don’t belong here. Come back when you’ve had time to buy more hammers.

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