Work Shop Organization

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Blog series by ChickenChaser updated 11-18-2015 12:06 PM 6 parts 8557 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: The begining

11-13-2015 02:11 PM by ChickenChaser | 3 comments »

My Shop is just in the utility room of my house. As you walk in through a narrow hallway it open up to this. I have a little rack I’ve built for my axes, and adze, and acouple of digging tools there. As well as a planner, and a Jointer that we given to me. my buddy got some new ones and he just wanted them out of his shop. Free tools!!!! They are a lot faster then hewing and planing by hand. though I do enjoy hand tool work, I find myself waiting for a time I can use machines to make ...

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Part 2: Work Bench Drawer

11-14-2015 02:28 PM by ChickenChaser | 2 comments »

I added a drawer to my work bench. It’s a good place for my chisles, bench dogs, holdfast, and mesuring tools. I posted it as a project here.’s not really fancy, but I don’t really have a lot of time or money right now, so it functions and I’m happy with how it turned out. I turned the pulls on my lathe, and it’s just made out of scrap plywood and pine. I did need to chisle out some of the 2×4 so the case wo...

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Part 3: Saw Storage a few tills

11-14-2015 03:21 PM by ChickenChaser | 1 comment »

So I have a few saws I have to deal with. They were all just laying about the place, or hanging on peg board. All random and out of place. I posted my saw till for my panel saw Here but here’s another shot of it. I also had some back saws to find a home. I went with quick and easy on this one. It’s just some left over fence pickets, glued together, and screwed onto my bench. They fit nice, and are at a good reaching distance. I just added some screws and nails to h...

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Part 4: Drill Station

11-15-2015 05:46 PM by ChickenChaser | 2 comments »

Next stop, find a place for my drills. I don’t have too many, they just have lots of bits and accessories. And Chargers. I’d like to get them all in one space. I went serching WWW & LJ, got some MDF and banged it out really quick. It’s out of reach of my work bench, but I don’t have to go through the whole shop if I need my drills for somehting else. It’s not really pretty, but it will work.

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Part 5: Sanding and Shaping

11-15-2015 06:58 PM by ChickenChaser | 0 comments »

Sand paper I think is one of the worst things for storage. There are different grits, sizes, types. So what I’ve come up with. I store my full sheets in an expandable file folder. Quick and easy, didn’t even have to make anything. It’s easy to see what I have, and how much. So after you use it a little bit, or cut it up into smaller pieces, not long really fits nice in the forlder. I mostly use the paper on my lathe. so that is where I put my bins.They work out p...

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Part 6: Hand Plane Storage

11-18-2015 12:06 PM by ChickenChaser | 1 comment »

So I’ve got a couple of hand planes I need to store I’ve gathered these over the last decade, from garage and estate sales. Rarely paid more than $5-10 for them. Except the 45’s that were $35, one of them even had all the blades. I started with the router plane. and the Stanley 78’s. For the router plane just drilled some holes in a board, added some dowels. The holes in the top hold the extra blades. Here they are hung up on the wall. Just cut out s...

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