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#1 posted 04-11-2015 12:16 PM

I have had many shops over the years, but never in my life spent the time you spent, macatlin, to make racks like that. Very nice, but too much for me.
I am a pegboard and open rack guy. I try to not have round containers, since they tend to take up too much room. I keep plywood shelves on my racks with backs on them for things that are round, like cans of varnish and shellac.

I further keep things that I will know I use a lot within two steps of where I always work. That means I am surrounded by a sander or two, my main workbench is a big extension of my table saw, and if I back up too far, I hit my drill press. I have a multi drawer unit one step over with small tools that I need, and the really small tools, like power bits and drills, are in one of those sewing accessory boxes that I found at a Walmart. My small detail sanders on flexible cables are hanging above my head.

Oh, and if I don’t use it for over six months, I try to go through and pull it out of the shop and put it in my basement annex on shelves where I keep my wood or even sell the item. No use having things in the shop that I don’t use much at all. This includes things like my 16 ga. air nailer, containers of large nuts and bolts, boxes of fluorescent bulbs, a cutoff saw that is set up for cutting pipe, among other things.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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