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Project by jbmaine posted 02-24-2020 10:27 PM 1338 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all, My walk out basement is a very multifunctional area. Besides my wood shop, there is the furnace , water heater, pellet stove, pellets, tools for working around the house, fishing stuff, room to work on my garden tractor, etc., you get the idea. This post concerns tools for working around the house. A few weeks ago, during a snow storm, the snowblower on my garden tractor busted a couple of shear pins. I pulled it into the basement to work on it. I have an old roll around with wrenches, sockets, pliers etc in it, but over the years, everything in the drawers became a cluttered mess. After ten minutes and piles of tools on the floor trying to find the 10 mm wrenches or sockets , I’d had enough. Phase one of decluttering was the wrenches. I had some old pegboard and a couple of 2Xs so here it is.

Phase two started with some mini butcher blocks someone left with me and never came back to get, There’re loss, my gain

So, with free wood, a drill press with a long stroke and time( I’m retired, plenty of time) I made these.

Any guesses yet?
A quick coat of varnish and some labels gives me this. No more digging for the right sockets.

Thanks for looking Jim





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pottz

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#1 posted 02-24-2020 11:51 PM

nice job organizing,it’s a constant mission of mine.so nice to be able to find what you want when you need it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-25-2020 02:38 AM

Nice. I like how you kept the like sizes together.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 02-25-2020 06:00 AM

Nice! I’m going to remember that idea for when I get around to organizing my sockets and wrenches.

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#4 posted 02-25-2020 10:28 AM

Nothing like order.
Whats not to like!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 02-25-2020 03:00 PM

it’s been said that a persons only hold up is his/her imagination – I see yours is working just fine

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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bugradx2

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#6 posted 02-25-2020 03:11 PM

this is awesome. Also scary because I should do the same thing…

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#7 posted 02-25-2020 04:05 PM

Smart. I like the socket solution.

-- AnthonyG, Brockport New York

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#8 posted 02-25-2020 05:52 PM

Great idea…except I’d have to actually find all my wrenches and sockets first….

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#9 posted 02-25-2020 07:30 PM

One of the discoveries I made when making storage spaces for tools – be sure to allow space for your fingers to pick up the tools from their spaces.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 02-25-2020 08:11 PM

I aspire to have all my tools in a cozy little containments. but I keep leaving them laying out on benches. I hope it works out for you. It looks glorious all put away.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 02-28-2020 09:24 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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