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    Tool Holder - Small Squares

    Shuffling some items around in the never ending quest for a little more room and workability around the shop. Over time I have gathered a number of the "standard" items I use when moving, adding or changing storage solutions. I grab a piece of scrap from the current project:

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    Do a little layout and cut some diagonal slots at the bandsaw. I rig a temporary stop to keep the depths even.

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    This will be on a swinging door so I need a way to keep things in place. I drill some holes to accept some magnets.

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    Drill a couple more holes for some L hooks that I stocked up on for this sort of thing.

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    I'll hit it with some finish and glue the magnets in but, it will end up about like so:

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    I really like that one. I'm always searching for my squares. Now if I only had some space for a pegboard!
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    Hey, that is really neat!

    I have the squares hanging out where they are handy but mine don't have the Martha Stewart touch. I think I am going to steal your idea.

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    Cool idea thanks for posting Glenn, cant wait to get back in the shop. Please send some of your California weather our way. You can have the white stuff it contains water something i think you guys need more than us.
    cheers

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    Nice, I'll have to think about this idea. Although I'll want to do something slightly different as most of my squares are of different types than this.. The compactness of storage is pretty compelling though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    mine don't have the Martha Stewart touch.
    Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Nice, I'll have to think about this idea. Although I'll want to do something slightly different as most of my squares are of different types than this.. The compactness of storage is pretty compelling though..
    I was OK with a straight in "bookcase" sort of solution

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    until I wanted them more compact. I came up with, and discarded a few ideas where the blade was captured (requires vertical clearance to insert and remove) and laid flat like my "precision" squares

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    (too much real estate). I just kept percolating on it. The solution for your squares will come along, its just waiting for that "Eureka!" moment. Some recent gifts from Christmas forced the issue and this is what happened. As usual in my shop; it will work till something better comes along ;-)
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    Sweet - I like that

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