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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 06-10-2020 01:12 PM 1303 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

While I have often been accused of upper crust toolery, I can sometimes see past my 1 i’d Fe$tool extravagance and conceded to invest in some bargain basement Ryobi batteries.

Unfortunately only Ryobi tools fit those batteries so there was a need to expand my Ryobi empire and buy some of their tools.

For my customary digression from the subject at hand and spin you a tale from my sordid past….
I hate those plastic containers and their flip top lids with a passion,


which have cost me more “gorilla knuckle” skin than dragging them on the ground in my youth just to impress the ladies.
Furthermore, every time I reached for a boxed tool it was always the one on the bottom of the pile,

Consequently I used to hibernate the boxes and congregate my tools loosely in a large box under my bench,


Ryobi cordlesses come without a plastic box so when I moved to Churchill, by default they were also relegated to that catch all box,

(note the extra handle for all that new traffic),

and as Uncle Murphy dictates, every time I reached for one of those boxed tools, it was always the one on the bottom of the pile.

I had a swag of these hangers,

that I bought years ago (as can be seen from the blue and orange colour scheme), and thought I could imitate a Chinese restaurant and hang them from the ceiling like my Ryobi nail gun,

but I kept banging my head against them when I walked past,

and kept getting Peking sauce on my shoulders.

I found a vacant spot and when I transferred it from my head to my bench, realised I could give the Ryobi cordless some organisation. Opted against drawers as all that was going to do was shuffle the chaos and decided to use sliding shelves with a separate mount for each tool.
Added some slides under the bench and to some MDF sheets to make up the sliding shelves,

I only had one set of slides with lugs that could be screwed to the bottom of a sheet of MDF,

I wasn’t too keen in screwing into the edge of some MDF for the other shelf… added an “L” shaped edge trim using dominos to permit screwing a slide into the edge with confidence,

To individually mount each tool, I opted for some 3D printed mounts based on the battery profile,

and for the other shelf I left it for loose storage, however, I did put on a backing board so the tools wouldn’t slip off the back,


The mount for the brad nailer had to be built up,

to acomodate the profile of the “magazine”,

Now I have been told that not everyone has a 3D printer, so as an alternative and to cover bases for those few, I thought I’d design some mounts to be cut on my laser,


and screwed it to a piece of MDF as proof of concept,

and tried the fit with a Ryobi heat gun,

Took it up one notch and tested it in a vertical position mounted in a vice,


then pushed boundaries a tad more by hanging a heavier angle grinder from it,

it held…

WOT? Not everyone has a laser???… hell do you want me to chew your custard for you?…
The laser design can be made out of solid timber (or MDF) using conventional cutting tools and drills… and maybe a bit of glue to boot… reminds me of the saying as a kid…chewy on your boot... yeah, I’m an idiot!

The bottom line was to mount each tool onto individual “brackets” so they don’t swing around loosely on the shelf.
The larger tools are still left to lay flat and unsecured on the other shelf, however, their size and shape prevent undue mischief.
Finally its no longer my Ryobi cordless tools that are at the bottom of the pile whenever I need them,

but the one I want next from the box, still is.

Spare batteries stand guard at the end of the shelf waiting for the order to spring into action,

and scattered around the workshop hanging off these 3D printed mounts,


in case I break a heel and compromise free workshop movement.

It is not recommended to leave the batteries for a prolonged time in the charger,

as contrary to Ryobi’s claim, they gradually discharge over time in the charger.

I have yet to find a more reliable storage space for my dedicated angle grinders mounted with Arbortech attachments,

currently resting in formation on the shelf above my clamps,

though not social distancing.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD





11 comments so far

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Ivan

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#1 posted 06-10-2020 01:18 PM

Veeery goood!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 06-10-2020 01:33 PM

Super Shop filled with High quality tools. Is there any woodworking tool you don’t have?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Madmark2

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#3 posted 06-10-2020 01:59 PM

Put down the battery and slooooowly back away from the charger!

Seriously, the battery blanks as stands is the best 3D printing idea for the shop I’ve seen. Where did you get the file? The laser gcode I can write easily enough but the 3D build file for the battery ain’t so easy.

Nice work and I’m jealous of your tool budget!

Hey! Ain’t the battery polarity reversed ‘cause y’all are down under?

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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robscastle

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#4 posted 06-10-2020 08:08 PM

I always enjoy checking out your drawers LBD !
nice to see you have a good handle on things,
not missing the fact that you have all your ducks in a row.

I would be interested in seeing your balls in action as I have wondered what sort of result they achieve. It appears you already have a nice family of Arbortechs there, no doubt there is a Air board stashed at the back door for those impromptu blown box job trips to the hardware store.

I guess its a tradition passed down from generation to generation method of peking ducking your tools on lanyards.

Now on the electrotechnology side its a little known fact in Australia if you reverse the batteries in a torch during the day it sucks in light so when its dark at night and the battery is returned to normal and switched on the light again comes out again.
I am not sure who was responsible for sheding light on this closely guarded secret but it appears that it has managed to get out of the country.

Maybe we could sell it to our American friends and get the dark problems they are experiencing at the moment reversed.

We might be able to peddle it as Rob and duckies light fix.

Just out of interest I had done some initial test on light beams when I was in a mental hospital and inmate and myself were going to plan an escape by using a torch and climbing down the beam to get away, but he was suspicious of the idea and wouldn’t try it saying I might turn the beam off when he was halfway down.

Still in Sydney still not able to reply to emails so have to resort to LJs to communicate.

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 06-10-2020 08:16 PM


Veeery goood!
- Ivan

Thanks maj... is that an approx. or you just stuttering in awe?

... any woodworking tool you don t have?
- oldrivers

Nope, o’r’.. but with all these tools cost I can’t afford to buy timber… that’s why I write a lot of BS and make nothing.

,,, the battery blanks as stands is the best 3D printing idea for the shop I ve seen. Where did you get the file?...
Nice work and I m jealous of your tool budget!
Hey! Ain t the battery polarity reversed cause y all are down under?
- Madmark2

Thanks for the kind words Mm2, should get you to give lessons to the missus.

The 3D print files I plagiarised from Thingiverse using Ryobi as the search criteria. I haven’t singled out the STL I downloaded as there are enogh choices to make you think you’re in a lolly shop.

As for the tool budget… probably TMI, but I walk around naked (the same nightie for videos) in the workshop as I can’t afford clothes (much like timber). At my age I put $50 an hour on my time and if a special tool saves me 2 hours stuffing around, that’s a further $100 I can invest in another toy.

Yeah, the batteries were an issue, but not to be the turd, I found a supplier of left hand twist bits so the reverse polarity is no longer an issue… and just need to remember to pull the cordless saw/plane rather than push.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LeeRoyMan

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#6 posted 06-10-2020 08:25 PM

I did have a container ship on reserve to go by AG’s place, maybe I could get them to cross the Pacific on the same trip.
Man, you guys have some good stuff, I wouldn’t know what to do.
Nice work LBDuck !

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Madmark2

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#7 posted 06-10-2020 08:25 PM

The start button on my Honda motorcycle failed. It automatically disconnects the headlight as it kicks the starter. Not wanting to spend the considerable $$$ for the factory part I had to improvise with two switches, one to turn the headlight off labeled “DARK” and a push button to start the engine labelled “FIRE”.

Got a laughing call from the shop when it went in for service.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 06-10-2020 08:42 PM

You never have enough…....Ryobi, or am I wrong.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 06-10-2020 11:00 PM



... Maybe we could sell it to our American friends and get the dark problems they are experiencing at the moment reversed…
...We might be able to peddle it as Rob and duckies light fix….
...but he was suspicious of the idea and wouldn’t try it saying I might turn the beam off when he was halfway down.
- robscastle

Obviously he didn’t trust you… knowing you, you would have turned the beam off and he would have dropped and squashed you… but you are still alive… or are you using that lame bike accident as your escape alibi?
Did you pay your buddy a visit and the doctors refused you the Internet?

Yep, your and Mm2’s dark theories could lighten the situation.


... labeled “DARK” and a push button to start the engine labelled “FIRE”.
- Madmark2
Mm2, If you ever paddle you bike to Australia, you’d have to swap the labels around.

... Man, you guys have some good stuff, I wouldn t know what to do.
- LeeRoyMan

All the good stuff is in Yankeeland… my tools look good as they are Photoshopped prior to posting… most are old B & D re-badged!

You never have enough…....Ryobi, or am I wrong.
- Dutchy

Those idiots keep releasing new tools and this idiot keeps buying them… one day I’ll read the instructions and start using them slowing down my spending.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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TechTeacher04

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#10 posted 06-11-2020 01:19 PM

I understand I am afflicted with DeWaltitus. Ingenious use of 3d printing to mount the tools.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 06-11-2020 03:15 PM



I understand I am afflicted with DeWaltitus. Ingenious use of 3d printing to mount the tools.
- TechTeacher04

Nothing wrong with ”Old Yeller”, however, I’m a fan of any titus. Nevertheless, the idea is for any brand or multi cultural organisation which is better than laying loose in a drawer… and many tools are just a pain to try to hang… I was just blessed with the fact that the Ryobi breed like randy rabbits.

Those MDF mounts are relatively easy to make and can be shoved up most cordless tools’ orifice.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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