Evolution of a Shop #39: Square and ruler storage

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Blog entry by Cory posted 03-17-2014 02:37 PM 3806 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been trying to organize my shop and condense some of the contents of drawers and cabinets. Here’s a poor man’s version of Kaizen foam to keep squares and rulers from sliding around…..12” square cork sheets. I used one that was left over from a school project for my daughter. I traced the items with a sharpie and used a razor knife to cut them out. The small drawer slides back and forth on plywood strips inside of another drawer allowing me to effectively double the storage space.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 03-17-2014 04:34 PM

Great idea Cory. Your shop is really nice and neat. Makes us other guys look bad! I bet you iron your blue jeans. Ha.

Another job well done by a true craftsman!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 04:46 PM

Ha!!!! There’s a place for everything, Jerry! The jeans stay wrinkly, though.

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 06:25 PM

That is a pretty cool idea to use cork like that. I am still at the peg board stage, although I am using pegboard in tool cabinets which works reasonably well, but the drawers are in progress as well… I might just steal this idea for some of the smaller things that tend to roll around and get all jumbled up…

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 12:02 PM

I don’t know about the quality of Kaizn Foam. (Is it a trade mark?)

Where I was working, expensive instrumentation was bought 35 years ago. Everything was neatly placed in a suitcase with synthetic foam. Now that foam is becoming dust.

Your solution will probably last longer.

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 11:35 AM

A gr8, and wallet-friendly solution. Super!

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#6 posted 03-19-2014 11:49 AM

Great organizational aid—really like your solution.

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