Storage items to clear workbench

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-24-2013 01:29 AM 3454 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was raining all day and I am down to one project waiting for the glass company to take a window out for me Wednesday so I decided I needed to clean off my work bench. There were rolls of Egyptian Gold Sandpaper stacked up and tubes of sawdust and turquoise sanding everywhere. I mix the dust with epoxy for filling wood items. The solution was to make rack for them but I am rapidly running out of space to mount an racks.

the first one is a roll dispenser that sits in front of the workbench but on the side. Time will tell if it will stay there. I have 100,150 220,320 and 400 paper on the dispenser.

The second rack holds the tubes of dust and I mounted that above the entry door by the floor joists.
They are both made form maple plywood . No finish on either one.
Now I can use the work bench top again.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 01:40 AM

Congratulations on a job well done. This just reminds me I need to do some major re-organizing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 05-24-2013 02:15 AM

Very useful you will like this as time goes by. I added this next to the lathe and table where I sand and it has worked great for many years.

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

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 03:41 AM

Good thinking Jim. I know how that goes, first one thing on the bench, then two, three. Next thing you know your looking for a flat area to work on. I’m sure we all have this problem from time to time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 04:55 AM

Very GOOD!

At first, I thought it was a possible bathroom! LOL… but, then I saw the numbers… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 05-24-2013 07:41 AM

Great convenience with a nice rack like that Jim. I had one almost identical to yours, but when I made a cabinet for my nailer guns, I lost the wall space for it. A good reminder to do something about that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-24-2013 07:50 AM

Well done, Looking great….. Always fun to update the shop…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-24-2013 12:51 PM

You are a machine Jim.
Good ideas, and motivation for us all.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 05-24-2013 01:47 PM

Good one Jim.
Nice to know I’m not the only one with a bunch of little bottles of dust.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 05-24-2013 02:17 PM

now I know what to do with those little plastic tubes I collect :^)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 05-24-2013 04:42 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments! I hope this stirred some interest into organization around the shop. I have to do it or I’ll not find anything!!
My wife is after me to clean out this little room I have in the basement that is stuffed with empty containers. I keep telling her I’ll find a use for them or they won’t be making them this good some day and I’ll still have the GOOD ones!! One example is the yogurt cups with snap on lids. I have a bunch of them, but new ones don’t come with lids any more. I mix every thing in yogurt cups or flip them over and use the bottom.
These dust tubes are what the rare earth magnets for the refrigerator magnets came in. The new company I buy them from sends them in shrink wrap now. I have to buy a few dozen from the old company just to get some containers to complete my rack full!!

As you can see I’m a scrounger but I do save what I think is good material or usable containers for future use!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 05-25-2013 01:57 AM

Great idea.

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

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#12 posted 05-25-2013 05:51 AM

I do hope you haven’t found the down side that I have after the major cleanup, I’m reluctant to start new projects because it will get messed up again!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#13 posted 05-25-2013 07:41 AM

That’s Using your head Jim! Great Job!!
Keep it up buddy!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 05-25-2013 01:22 PM

Sometimes, the simpliest solution is the best solution.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 05-29-2013 12:17 PM

Good ideas

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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