Some shop stuff

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Project by Ben posted 03-04-2012 09:36 PM 3326 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just a few small shop items I thought I’d post, nothing special really. I the first pic are my clamp racks, hung on french cleats. You can also see a few other things in this pic.

6” disc sander that I made years ago from a 1/4 HP motor more than 10 years ago

Pegboard framed in pine, with a piece of antique molding for the bottom. The profile on the molding is a great place to put pencils, rulers, etc etc…

Hardware organizer with a bunch of little drawers.

Bit organizer (pine board with holes)

Pic 2 is my crosscut sled. Pretty simple construction, 1/4” ply for the base, cherry fences. I threw this one together pretty quick just to have something as my table saw didn’t come with a miter gauge. It is accurate to less than 1/64 over 16”, so It’ll do til I have time to build a better one.

Pics 3 and 4 are a holder for my HF carving chisels. In pic 4 you can see I used a step bit for the holes. The chisels drop in and rest nicely in the taper.

Pic 5. Now there was a tough project(sarcasm). Thin cherry cut-offs I saved for coffee stirrers. Also in the pic are other serious shop essentials…. Percolator(tastes much better than drip IMO), Microwave(never work hungry), last but not least, you can see a bag of Rolo’s behind the sugar box. (Must have CHOCOLATE!!!)

Have fun kids… I know I always do ;)

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 09:42 PM

Good looking chisel rack

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 09:50 PM

I noticed the chisel rack also. It gave me an idea! I don’t get too many good ones.

I think I will make a similar rack for table use and also make it hang on a french cleat for storage. Get the best of boyh worlds, ease of use & storage in one package.

Coffee (caffeine) & Chocolate (sweets) are the two main food groups that I consume!!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 09:54 PM

Thanks. Pretty quick to make, but it keeps them from bouncing around in a drawer

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 09:55 PM

I plan on hanging it on a cleat too. Right now the shop is in the middle of being rearranged, so for now I’ll keep it on the bench.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 12:21 AM

Thanks for the tour. Looks like a shop that can “crank out” some projects. I really liked the idea of using a step drill to make tapered holes. Never thought of that. In fact, I have never used my step drill. Purchased one but never used it. I’ll have to give it a try. I agree “perked” coffee is way better.

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 12:32 AM

Rolo’s….food of the Gods.

You go over to God land, and you’ll see Zeus and Athena sharing a bag of Rolos.

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 12:36 AM

DYNO, I have 2 step drills that I got a long time ago when I had a maintenance job. Then, they were used to add a hole to electrical boxes etc. I have yet to use them for that since, but they always seem to be handy for something or other.
Slovikes, I totally agree. I have a bag of Rolos on the table next to me as we speak ;)

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 12:40 AM

Thanks for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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