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Project by ptm109 posted 04-25-2019 01:49 PM 620 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing with my analysis paralysis therapy, here’s another project that should have been done long ago but for my fear of wanting to redesign it as soon as it’s done. I’ve got the cordless tools I’ve got for various reasons (sales mostly) but I’ve always thought at some point down the road maybe I’ll find the perfect tool at the perfect price and replace everything with one brand/style. As unlikely or distant in the future this may be I’ve never wanted to commit to a specific hanger design given I am not currently sure what these tools may look like. I’ve yet to see a hanger/shelf design that seemed versatile enough for the tools I currently have AND the ones that I don’t yet, and may never, have.

I recently got a Domino XL and while playing around with it and figuring out what it can do had the aha moment that allowed me to start and finish this relatively quickly. The cabinet itself is made from some baltic birch from an old cabinet I repurposed (hence the upper shelve’s dado joint) and is really nothing different than the hundreds+ you’ll see out there with the exception of its reconfigurable drill hangershelf. The dominos holding the shelf are not glued in place so that the shelf can be removed and replaced with a new one with custom cut-outs for any new tools I get down the road.

Chargers on the top shelf are tilted a bit to allow for (slightly) easier battery exchanges and are simply zip-tied down. I got a cheap HF (redundant I know) 4 plug power strip to plug them all into and organised the excess cords with more zip ties. Hung it on the wall and glad I finally done did it.





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Tom

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#1 posted 04-25-2019 05:57 PM

Nice idea and execution. I need something like that too!

-- Tom

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 04-26-2019 09:34 AM

“analysis paralysis ” Sometimes I think it afflicts us all. I know it does me, currently redoing my shop, adding storage, and what I want changes daily, so much to the point I’m getting nothing done.

I already know I don’t do well with something like this. I have a problem with the individual parts coming home to roost. So essentially I have a lot of fully stocked work areas I have to plan and deal with situated all over the shop. Redundant to the maximus, but at 64, I have always been this way, and despite numerous attempts to clean up my act, I have failed.

Hope it works for you, looks very nice.

-- Think safe, be safe

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drewpy

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#3 posted 04-26-2019 12:51 PM

Great organizer. It looks nicely planned out and you did a great job achieving what you needed. Things are tight and I like the storage at the bottom. I like everything about it and need one of these in my life.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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