French cleat, with a Danish accent...

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French cleat
with a Danish accent…

First of all I need to tell those who did not see it; ‘I’m back in the shop’!
Made a little blog with a shop tour:
Sorry put the wrong link first…

This is the simple French cleat I put up on all the tool walls in the work shop.
I feel it makes a order and of course it makes it so much more easy to move stuff around and the move was also quite a but more easy like this.

1. The hand tools shop wall.
2. French cleat principle.
3. Cabinet with cleat on the back.
4. A lamp holder.
5. Board on cleat.
6. The machine room wall.

This one is for the smile.
My shop is not long enough for long boards in the table saw, so i have put it on wheels and place it in the little entrance when cutting long boards.

It then ends up in the kitchen…

Three pieces from one divider batten, these are the cheapest wood we can buy here.
(38×57mm). In this way the cleat are so cheap, that there are no excuse.

Now back in the shop – yabadabadooooo.

Best thoughts,

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 10:08 PM

Soon get the smell of wood back :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 10:20 PM

We now expect to see some wonderful things coming from the new shop.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#3 posted 01-26-2014 10:31 PM

Mafe, you have shavings growing on your arms! Seems like a good start in the new shop.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 01-26-2014 10:48 PM

Glad to see you at work!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 10:52 PM

Fixed my favorite pipe today, the mouth piece was broken, got a new and carved it to fit, so now peace is pack.
Little shaves…

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

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 12:25 AM

Glad things are coming back together Mads. ‘yabadabadooooo” Seems to have a bit of American Yogi Bear accent too ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 12:37 AM

Good to see you are back at it. I’ve got a few french cleats. They work well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 01-27-2014 12:51 AM

Great shop Mafe! I’m jealous of all the hand tools you have, and have made.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#9 posted 01-27-2014 01:28 AM

so does the board head into the bathroom, now see if you were planning this wood, you could use the thin shavings as toilet paper, just dont get it to thin…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 01:32 AM

We do what we must do to accomplish the mission, Mads!

In my shop the table saw has the rear legs on blocks, so material exiting the saw misses the chop saw fence, and the rite legs on blocks so material on the saw passes over the lathe bed. Not pretty but it works.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 01-27-2014 01:58 AM

Great jog, love the pipe

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

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#12 posted 01-27-2014 02:23 AM

Great to see you back in the “groove”.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#13 posted 01-27-2014 02:41 AM

Amazing shop. The french cleat system is icing on the cake. Lovely pipe BTW.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#14 posted 01-27-2014 04:02 AM

What happened to the pipe? Did it get damage during the move?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 01-27-2014 04:47 AM

Great idea using the cleats especially whn first setting up again. It;s so much easier to switch things around. Good luck with the new shop.

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

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