Charging station & drill storage

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Project by Phil B. posted 02-10-2018 01:45 PM 2343 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Locked and loaded…French cleat holsters are done for the drills. I like them facing out, loaded with the different bits I use most. Initially my plan was to hang them from the battery ends … but I tend to be clumsy, and will be using the narrow shelf below, to stack stock to cut at the mitre saw. Now they are higher than my head.
When test fitting the first holster, I forgot to add the dowel thickness to the 1.5” space…no kindling though…cut it into two, 1 3/8” hangers for the grinder and oscillating saw. Two more narrow hangers hold a hammer, and another set will go at the bench wall for a hammer there.
I added another cleat on the left of the TV….my main workbench is below, so I located the electric drill there, as I use it when drilling steel in the vice. I like the pegged holsters, since I can move them to the workbench wall when in use and the bench stays clear…well, that’s the plan.
The charging station I think worked out well for me, as plywood is so expensive in Canada, I made the shelf completely from the french cleat strips instead of building a box to hold everything. When I need to remove a charger to take to the cottage for the summer, I lift the shelf off the cleat, and unscrew the back.
The cleat above the mitre bench is 10’ long, and I will be hanging 3 air nailers, and building cleated shelves for 3 sanders and a biscuit joiner. All spaces along the cleat are filled with 45 degree spacers to eliminate sawdust, like the clamp wall. There is a before picture of the mitre bench wall in the comments of my Folding Multi Station.
It’s getting there !

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#1 posted 02-16-2018 07:27 PM

Nice design Phil. I built an all-in-one unit, and it is designed for up to 5 drills, which is now maxed out. Nice to be able to easily expand.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 02-17-2018 03:57 AM

Thanks Scott. The flexibility is working out well as I progress with the dust collection piping.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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