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Measurement Tools & Hooks Attached to Wall via French Cleats

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Project by cmmyakman posted 10-16-2020 02:59 PM 1057 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would kill two birds with one stone with this post. My son bought me these hooks that I wanted from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/HORUSDY-10-Pack-Storage-Utility-Organizing/dp/B07XDGJCWH/

Installing the hooks onto a French Cleat is easy as shown by the last photo, just glue the squared top surface plywood to the bottom surface plywood that has the 45 degree cut in it. Then you have 2 layers of plywood to get a couple of good screws with bite to support the hook – I think I used short deck screws.

I was tired of looking all over for my measurement devices. So I got a piece of plywood, put it on the workbench and figured out the spacing and how the devices would be secured to the plywood surface.

I still have more measurement items for which I need to find homes, but now at least I now know where these devices are located and they are easily accessible.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 10-16-2020 04:11 PM

Neat idea, and keeps tools organized so you can focus in the task at hand.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Bill_Steele

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#2 posted 10-16-2020 04:25 PM

Nice organizer! I don’t see a Delve square in there anywhere. If you have all that Woodpecker’s gear and no Delve square—you’re missing out.

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cmmyakman

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#3 posted 10-16-2020 06:04 PM

Thank you both for the comments.

I had to click on Bill Steele’s link for the Delve Square to see what it was. With your hearty recommendation, I think that will have to go on my Christmas List.

I have a lot of other Woodpecker devices. I’ll get them up on the wall in a compact way someday, but right now I mostly use the wall hangers that came with them, which typically wastes a lot of precious wall space and makes it difficult to quickly grab the tool off and put it back with that crude plastic circle that you have to try to grip and then spin to mount or unmount the tool to the wall fixture.

My favorite tool is the small TS-3 or One Piece T-Square:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/8298
I liked it so much that I got all three sizes, when they were offered at a later date:
https://www.woodpeck.com/onetime-tool-one-piece-t-square-2014.html
But honestly, I don’t think I have ever used the larger one piece T-squares, while I use the small one more than any other tool in the shop.
But Woodpecker’s large 2-piece T-Squares are pretty sweet.
https://www.woodpeck.com/precision-woodworking-t-square.html

Within the last year or so I got the small 6 inch stainless square made by Woodpecker, and I like it so much, that one of these days I am going to have to plunk down the cash on the larger 12 inch one as I often need the square to be just a bit bigger.
https://www.woodpeck.com/woodpeckers-stainless-steel-squares.html

And no, I don’t own any stock in Woodpeckers. :-)

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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Peteybadboy

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#4 posted 10-16-2020 06:11 PM

Tool wall is my strategy as well. really helps me, find what I need when I need it. Nice job on yours

-- Petey

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Peteybadboy

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#5 posted 10-16-2020 06:11 PM

Tool wall is my strategy as well. really helps me, find what I need when I need it. Nice job on yours

-- Petey

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#6 posted 10-16-2020 09:26 PM

Very nice….lots of cash on that wall!!!!

-- Mike

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Luis M

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#7 posted 10-16-2020 10:05 PM

That’s a nice way to organize your marking tools. Love seeing all the Woodpecker red. I’ve been eyeing their 26” squares.

Luis

-- Luis

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cmmyakman

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#8 posted 10-17-2020 12:03 AM

Petebadboy – I noticed your storage – very neat. I like the boxes for things like tape measures.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/415477

Moke – You are right, the tools are expensive and woodworkers know better than most, you get what you pay for.

Luis – Great to hear from you! Yikes! $299.99 for a 26 inch SS square! At least it’s under $300.00. I didn’t know they made them that big: https://www.woodpeck.com/stainless-steel-squares-2616ss-1812ss.html
I’m about 90% done with my dust collection system. I’ll have to take a pause from that as I work on some other projects and further tidy up the shop. I hope you and your family are doing well!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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BurlyBob

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#9 posted 10-17-2020 04:44 PM

Now that’s a ready dandy!

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PPK

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#10 posted 10-19-2020 02:42 PM



Very nice….lots of cash on that wall!!!!

- moke

Uh yep.

-- Pete

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