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#1 posted 04-11-2015 11:17 AM

One of the ways I have to get organized is to have all the “usable” tools hanging on the wall and grouped as to function. If I find that I am constantly getting a tool from storage I make a holder for it to hang on my cleated walls.

Typical of my shop wall cleats.

Major tools need cradles.

As the shop evolves I move tools around but strive to keep them in groups. The photos don’t show that now all the screwdrivers, wrenches, sockets and pliers are now grouped. I also have all the measuring tools grouped which includes yardsticks, rules, machinists squares, tape measures and framing squares.

I practice “lean” by purging myself of tools that I never use and storing “speciality” tools elsewhere to reduce the clutter. An example would be my torque wrench that rarely gets used but is a necessity.

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