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live4ever

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11-27-2012 12:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools dreams storage chest cabinet idea

I had to do it.

But since we’ve got lengthy threads on nearly every type of hand tool in existence, why not a thread on drool-worthy (or simply practical) tool cabinets, chests, drawers, etc.

All those hand tools of your dreams need to have somewhere to…well…dream!

Plus now that I actually have some decent hand tools I need to start figuring out a decent way of storing them, so I’m looking for ideas too.

Let’s do this!!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.


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#1 posted 11-27-2012 12:40 AM

Oooh, love this post.

I saw this online from American Woodworking, and thought it was very cool – and you could completely personalize it.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 12:43 AM

How interesting! Especially since I just saw this today on LN’s website. I want this and I want it with the tools included!!!

-- Mike

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 12:51 AM

Definitely a lot of storage ideas in there, Sandra! The French cleat system is pretty cool…so flexible and can be used for everything from “nice hand tools” to general shop storage. If my shop had finished walls I’d have this all over…but as it stands the open stud bays are actually pretty useful for lumber cutoff storage!

I really like Mike Pekovich’s hanging tool cabinet (I think you need to be a FWW online member to see all the videos of the build). A lot of space for hand tools…perfect for me to grow into. And I like that his construction methods allow for changes as his tool repertoire changes.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57874/build-a-hanging-tool-cabinet

What do you guys think? Hanging cabinet? Chest? Drawers under the workbench? Keep those lovely hand tools in plain view or hidden away?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 12:53 AM

paratrooper34

Oooooo….drool. I definitely like the idea of small drawers in the cabinet.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 12:56 AM

Of course, there’s always the Studley tool chest:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsArticle.aspx?id=27038

Picture:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 01:02 AM

The Studley is quite incredible, and that’s an understatement.

Now, far be it from me to critique such a masterpiece of tool storage, but it appears that some tools would be difficult to access without displacing others. But man, I could stare at that for a long while.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 05:07 AM

Well, this is by no means comparable to The Studley Tool Chest, but it does meet the tool storage requirement. First-drawer effort aside, they have been an organizational magic wand, delivering a reverse entropy effect on what used to occupy the space below my bench.

Click for details

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 05:08 AM

And here was my solution to storing my bench appliances…which as we all know, breed like bunnies and hop all over the place.

Click for details

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 05:12 AM

Well heck, let’s just share them all shall we? Here’s my three-part series postings on making your own custom racks for your peg board.

Part 1: Chisel Rack
Click for details

Part 2: Backsaw Till
Click for details

Part 3: Try Square Docking Station
Click for details

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#10 posted 11-27-2012 05:17 AM

I was wondering how long it would take for the Studley to show up lol

I must admit, though, as nice as it is, as great as the tools are that are in it, and as expertly positioned everything is… I don’t much care for it. It’s far too busy for my personal tastes.

My only tool storage contribution to date:

With a handle, so I can carry it to my car easily, since I split my time between my apartment and my parents’ place.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 06:24 AM

Great stuff, Brad! It’s all about reverse entropy!

Mos, love the traveling hand plane show…er, case. But I must ask, what keeps the planes from falling forward against the door? They seem vertical?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#12 posted 11-27-2012 07:36 AM

I want to build a wall hanging tool cabinet badly. My own tool storage is sadly lacking, but I did make this nice tool chest for my father’s jewelry tools:

-- Allen, Colorado

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#13 posted 11-27-2012 08:51 AM

Here are some I like.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#14 posted 11-27-2012 09:13 AM

If that tool chest is any indication, whatever you’ll make for yourself will be awesome, bobasaurus!

Jorge, those are drop dead sexy!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#15 posted 11-27-2012 01:00 PM

nice thread

-- Joel

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