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  1. Wood Plane Storage

    Plane Storage on slanting board I got to thinking about my planes scattered all over the shop… on shelves, in drawers, & here & there. I could consolidate their storage, get them all together, and make more overall storage space for other things! So, I grabbed some scraps and started out...
  2. french cleat wall

    first off, thanks to Paul Pomerleau for posting his cleat wall as it was the inspiration behind this project. i had a 4×8 sheet of pegboard in this area that i wasn't 100% happy with. i like this system better because i'm able to hang my planes and clamps with my hand tools. it also frees up...
  3. french cleat to hold pictures

    I've been enjoying the french cleat system for tool storage so much that I've started using it for pictures too. A pair of oak vertical "legs" support four horizontal walnut cleats. The structure rests on the floor, with room to accommodate the molding, and is anchored to the wall at the top and...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    Here is a very good article on the French Cleat. A very good way to hang things on walls, etc. etc.
  5. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    Hey everybody, I think I'm up in my own head about this problem. So, I've decided to ask for some input. I'm getting ready to install a brand new 3HP dust collection system in the shop. I got this one from Grizzly So, it has a 7" inlet port, which has a 3 way splitter to 4" pipes. I'm going to...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    HELP ME LJ's!!! I just got done refurbing a broken down old 14" Delta Bandsaw. Replaced the Table, Pulleys, Belt. Then went through and tuned it up. I got everything all set up perfect and it was time for the moment of truth. I flipped the switch and it started up, everything working perfect...
  7. Jigs & Fixtures
    Hey everyone, I'm working on a built in book case and decided to go old school with sawtooth shelf supports (more/less). However, it's not literally 'sawtooth' since the cleats and standards are rounded. The standards are fairly straight forward, I ripped 3/4 solid to 3" then centered and...
  8. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi all. I'm in the mental stages of planning a closet remodel. We have carpet, and I would like space under the closet cubbies for being able to store plastic bins for winter clothes, etc. So I'm thinking french cleat is the way to go here. With all that said, I know through recent work done on...
  9. Blogs
    Bringing home some wood from my mill I love to work with wood, and what better way than to start at the tree. I love to browse through my woodlot and think of what interesting uses a tree could be used for. A Mister Sawmill bandmill is what allows me to bring this vision to fruition. I...
  10. Blogs
    Time to get back to it! So it's been a few years since my last blog post. Since then I've gained a son, but lost a lot of free time. This year, though, it's time to get back to it. I have plans to built up my garage shop in anticipation of heating/cooling and insulating it next year. My...
  11. Blogs
    Repairing Father's Old Power Miter Saw My parents have decide to move out of their home and move into an apartment for seniors. This means the removal of 50 years worth of tools and supplies. First item to be repaired and put into use in the shop will be his power miter box. The handle was...
  12. Blogs
    Series Intro I'm starting to gather together and make a few tools that will be dedicated to lutherie, that is, the building and repair of stringed instruments which are usually made of wood. Having a dedicated lutherie kit will just make my life easier than walking back and forth in the shop...
  13. Blogs
    Down and Dirty Fishing Pole Rack I made a fishing pole rack that holds 7 poles. I go over construction detail as well as how this will be mounted on to the wall. Watch the video HERE and make sure to subscribe!
  14. Blogs
    Wood Plane Storage Plane Storage on slanting board . . Plane Storage on slanting board I got to thinking about my planes scattered all over the shop… on shelves, in drawers, & here & there. I could consolidate their storage, get them all together, and make more overall storage space...
  15. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Goal: To build a cabinet/shelf unit for storage Question: How much weight can french cleats hold? I don't know exactly how I got to this project… but I'm here now and I'm excited about it. Today I started working on some storage units. You'll have to understand that my space in the garage is...
  16. Wood & Lumber
    I am making a queen size bed of black walnut with cherry accents. The question I have is about the material in can use for the cleat inside the side rail. The side rail is 80.75" long and 5.75" wide and made of 5/4 black walnut. I need the fasten a cleat on the inside for the support structure...
  17. Designing Woodworking Projects
    The shop is in need of a hanging cabinet and I'd like to use a cleat system to hang it and possible another on. I'm wondering is there a recommended angle for the wall cleat? Does a shallower angle give greater or lesser of a secure fit? I have a small shop and would like to have longer...
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