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David Grimes

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 08:54 AM

A few of ideas for you:

Make backer boards, attach them to the wall, then screw talon hooks to them in different ways for specific needs.

Put your chargers on the wall or on the side of wall cabs (or shelves) to save that valuable horizontal space.

Screw hinged box items straight to the wall. When you get something out, leave the box open and it “reminds” you to put your stuff where it belongs.

Shallow (8”) wall shelving just overhead is great for portable tools to be ready as needed.

I use black phosphate screws all over as needed for lots of things

Don’t forget to use the ceiling and upper walls for large bulk storage (out of the way but easy to get to)

One of the best things I did was get the compressor up on the wall and added a hose reel

Put metal on the wall to hold magnetic stuff

and put magnets on the wall to hold metal stuff

Use pegboard for baskets and tool hangers

Finally, I use a Portamate rail stand for my “little machines”. I keep them out of the way beneath the work counter until I need them. I can have them in place, plugged to power at the rail and hooked to dust collection in less than a minute.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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