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12-03-2012 10:53 AM

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I am redesigning and rebuilding the rack on the wall just behind my bench on which I store some of my hand tools: chisels, wraps , saw and so on.
I need fresh ideas to redesign my rack.
How do store your tools/ especially large saws, like panel saws?
How do you store your hand planes?
Mine are presently stored on an inclined shelf, I would prefer another system.
Pictures please.
Thank you.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 12-03-2012 01:42 PM

I’‘ll be watching this one closely

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 03:17 PM

Currently I store my:
  • Hand planes on their sides (sometimes I retract blades, sometimes not).
  • Chisels, laid out on a shelf
  • Circular saws and the like all have their own drawer
  • Hand saws hang on the peg board
  • Clamps hang off of a perlon (8in metal cross member)

Like Hoakie says, I’ll be watching this one as closely as he, since I also need some fresh ideas on this subject.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 03:23 PM

Help!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks

-- Bert

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 03:32 PM

You asked.

Handplanes

Clamps

Saws

Most everything else

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

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 03:35 PM

Mosquito, thank you for the pictures but this is not what I had in mind.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 03:36 PM

^ more organized than my shop.

I store my planes in a wall hung till, chisels in a leather roll hung on the wall, marking & measuring in a peg board cabinet. Everything else …. in nooks, crannies, and drawers scattered all over the place.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 03:42 PM

As of today…

My bench planes are stored vertically in a French-cleated, custom-made rack/till.

My hand planes (block, shoulder, and router) are stored in their boxes on a shelf.

My chisels and screwdrivers and saws are stored on a peg board with pegboard hardware.

My rasps and files are stored upright in a thick cardboard tube/cylinder cut down to size. It sits on my workbench, which is nothing more than half a sheet of plywood on two sawhorses. :)

I am converting everything to French-cleat racks and cabinets, but that is a gradual process.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 03:49 PM

Jay,
Do you have pictures?
Thank you.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 12-03-2012 03:51 PM

Right now, all my stuff is stored on shelves along my garage wall. I built a chisel rack and a rack for my lathe chisels, but those are rudimentary things with holes and legs and not much else. It seems like you’re looking for something more comprehensive and nicer. Here are some links to tool cabinets I’d like to have room for and make some day:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=34363
http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=27574
http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsArticle.aspx?id=30582

Rich;)

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#10 posted 12-03-2012 03:53 PM

I know, Bert, but you seemed desperate for replies, and that’s how I store my stuff, for lack of anything else. My power tools are stored under a folding table at my parents’ place. That’s the best I’ve got for now.

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

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 03:56 PM

+1 for the French cleats, I used them to store my chisels.

A slotted box was made and stored underneath the garage door track for
planes and other accessories.

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#12 posted 12-03-2012 03:58 PM

Kredegan
thank you for the links.
I, in fact, worked out of the cabinets that Chris Gochnour (first link) made and they truly are beautiful but I am not thinking about building cabinets, more like racks.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 12-03-2012 03:59 PM

+1 for the French cleats, I used them to store my chisels.
Pictures?
Thanks

-- Bert

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#14 posted 12-03-2012 04:01 PM

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#15 posted 12-03-2012 04:04 PM

Hand planes and chisels:

(http://lumberjocks.com/PurpLev/blog/30685)

All metal planes are in an enclosed cabinet which helps resist the humidity in the air here to some good degree. they are all accessible (no reaching behind things to get them) and take the least amount of depth to store (as opposed to angled upright).

hand saws are hung on hooks on he wall currently (only have frame saws so they won’t fit well in a till):
Click for details

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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