|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 385 days ago||641 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
385 days ago
I visited with JB, very nice guy, at his shop where he sold us an awesome shaper last year. When in his shop I noticed he was fairly organized and made use of these 4’ tall 4 drawer filing cabinets where he kept hardware, misc tools and even routers, shaper cutters and so on. I got to thinking about that, our organization is basically MDF wall unit that had gone wrong so we inherited it. Tons of dust gets on everything and the shelves break under excessive weight. I am always all for better storage and organization, especially on the cheap.
So during Father’s day I bought a very nice Husky mechanic’s tool box on sale at HD for 298. The tool box is very nice actually and perfect for me, it is very large, about 66” tall and 42” wide on wheels. I loaded that guy down quick.
Still needing a ton of other stuff to find good secure dustless storage for, I made my way to a school auction today. I love live auctions for some reason, they are fun! I only wanted heavy duty 4’ tall old steel filing cabinet drawers and I wanted 1 taller 7’ by roughly 3’ wide 2 door cabinet for haz mat storage. Within the first 5 lots I spent my 120.00 budget I set for myself and I managed, to my own surprise, to win 14 heavy duty 4’ tall filing cabinets and I even managed to win a total of 4 seven foot tall by 3’ wide 2 door cabinets. So next week I am going to spend time organizing our supplies, tools (routers, power tools like drills, etc.), lacquer, paint, just a ton of stuff. These filing cabinet and tall cabinets will serve a perfect purpose for organization. Please stay tuned to this thread as next week at some point I will add some pics of my shop organization venture.
I did actually set my limit at 120.00 and I nailed that limit exactly. But I almost went over as I was tempted and tried to win the bid on a heavy duty floor model Rockwell drill press, I stopped at 60.00 and the winning bid was 70.00. Oh well… I just left and went to get our trailer :)
I do have a picture of our mechanics tool box
Thanks for the organizing ideas JB.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net