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    Tool Pantry

    Latest little shop organizer project. I don't use these tools everyday, so they don't need to have bench space, or floor space dedicated to them. I had the buffer (lower right) on a roll around stand and that was it. So this uses up the same amount of floor space, but gives me a roll around pantry to store them all in the same space of the single roll arounder.

    I got this idea from the October 2007 Wood Magazine. I made mine a little narrower, and did not make the cart to put the tools on.

    I'm still working out in my head how to use this, and I'm leaning towards a cleat that can be used to fasten it to one of the work mate tool stands...

    The one thing I'm really liking is the pegboard on the sides to hold all my little hand clamps.

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    That is a great idea. It would work for a lot of people I know. Unfortunately my type "A" personality wants the tool right now. If I had to get the tool out of the pantry and fasten it to a bench, one of two things would happen: I would find another way to do the job or the tool would come down out of the pantry and get clamped down and never get back to the pantry again.

    After having said that, I will repeat, "That is a great idea." It would, for sure, help keep my shop neat and orderly.

    Enjoy,

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    I agree. The jury is still out on this one, but I don't really have the room for all of them to be out at the same time. So we'll see how this works!
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    Looks good and the more I see peg board, the more I am intrigued in using it. I had done something similar at my old house with just using a metal shelf and my chop saw cart. I have 3 different tools mounted on 5/8" mdf cut to the same dimensions. Can swap each between that cart and store the items on the metal shelf. It did take up a bigger footprint than that though.
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    Same system I have. Great set up.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Still don't beat a 40 x 60 shop. So what ya say fly me out and well start on that next week?
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    Better make that flight stop in Mi first. I know of a fuzzy bugger there that might be of some use building it.
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    One of these days! I might just do it.

    At least I'm getting to the point I can see the garage door from the far end of the shop...
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    Man, everyone is getting organized lately. I gotta get with the program

    I like it. It's way too tall for my shop but I can see cutting it in half and making 2 shorter ones. Nice job Brent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Better make that flight stop in Mi first. I know of a fuzzy bugger there that might be of some use building it.
    yur right on that.. sounds like fun an i know we would eat well..!!
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