|Forum topic by lew||posted 02-05-2009 12:19 AM||754 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
02-05-2009 12:19 AM
The other day, Charlie posted some thoughts on sanding and how he found it therapeutic. Well, as luck would have it, I am in the sanding phase of some shelves, for a friend. I thought I would give his thoughts a try, so while sanding away I got to thinking about my storage of sanding products.
As you all know, my tiny basement shop suffers from the lack of storage. There is no free floor space. The walls are already lined with tools, cabinets, shelves and spare lumber. About the only place that has any space left is the ceiling. And then the epiphany- what about between the ceiling joist.
So here is a storage “shelf” that holds most of the sanding materials. It is made entirely from scrapes and leftovers. For the purist, sorry, there are no fancy joints, no stopped dado’s, no trimmed/laminated edges, no detailed inlays, no exotic lumber, no sanded surfaces and even the hinges were salvaged off of an old door. But, it does exactly what I want it to do. Keep the stuff in one place and not utilize any more precious space.
In the second picture, you can see that I store my band saw blades on the ceiling, too. Four wooden “L” shaped brackets, 90 degrees apart, capture the blades and are within easy reach.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.