Workshop Development #39: Uh oh... Where to put the scroll saw?

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 01-23-2012 06:52 PM 1796 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay I admit it, I didn’t exactly think this one 100% through…

You see, I have a “Tool Stacker” of sorts, that is basically a pair of Rubbermaid heavy duty closet shelf standards, and a series of 18” brackets, these in turn hold up my bench top tools that are mounted to 3/4” plywood mount boards (18” X 24”))...

I have my Ridgid Sander, Ryobi Planer, Sunhill Jointer, and Ryobi Grinder / Wolverine jig set up on this rig, and it utilizes wall space quite well with one slight problem…

I have no room for expansion… I can’t go up because, well I am 1” below the garage door in the open position, and I can’t go down, as the only place down, is the floor…

Now what can I do to fix this? I get to get creative here and find storage for this thing. It can’t live its life just out on my bench top… I need to find stowage here… But where?

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 07:02 PM

You could send your Ridgid sander for me to store for you, there by making room for your scroll saw! Just trying to help. Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 12:16 AM

Turn the grinder sidewise and fit it and the scrollsaw on the same shelf, pehaps enlarged a bit….............

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 12:18 AM

Might have a solution to this coming up. Please stand by…

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 12:18 AM

Here are my options.
1. kitchen counter top.
2. Craigs List
3. Jack Hammer under the shelving unit.
4. Shelf Pully system hanging it from the ceiling.

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 12:22 AM

1st, it needs to be a revolving lift pully system so you don’t need to reach up high or down low… I mean bad back and all… that way you can actually double your shelves… won’t be as high though, but the bottom shelve as it comes round the bottom can be nearly scrapping the ground:)

Failing that if I was in the states I could take a few of those tools off you hands and you would have heaps of room for your scroll saw…

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