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Forum topic by paulmon posted 07-04-2020 03:54 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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paulmon

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07-04-2020 03:54 PM

A small shop requires constant organization so here’s a quick little project

https://youtu.be/l8anRbfNsYA


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#1 posted 07-04-2020 06:52 PM

My shop is perfectly organized. Nothing is ever misfiled when everything is filed under “miscellaneous” ...

Nice work tho.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 07-05-2020 12:00 AM

Never trust anyone with a clean shop!

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#3 posted 07-05-2020 12:50 AM

Nice work. I really like the liner you added. About the only things organized in my shop consistently are my measuring/layout tools, planes, and chisels. Everything else seems to just find new random homes.

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 11:34 AM

I am pretty certain all my tape measures have legs. They find the neatest hiding places!

-- Dave

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 02:02 PM



I am pretty certain all my tape measures have legs. They find the neatest hiding places!

- DaveM123

That’s why I have so many of them in various places all over the shop. When I built a cart for my DW 745 table saw, I included a clip for a tape which lives on it. Otherwise, “They’re everywhere! they’re everywhere!”

-- OleGrump

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#6 posted 07-08-2020 02:04 PM



Nice work. I really like the liner you added. About the only things organized in my shop consistently are my measuring/layout tools, planes, and chisels. Everything else seems to just find new random homes.

- sansoo22

I LOVE the black rubberized shelf liner from the Dollar Tree. NOTHING skids around on that stuff, and it’s CHEAP.

-- OleGrump

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 02:55 PM

I’m aiming to do something like this for drawer organization. So I’m inspired, thanks. Just sent out for a roll of shelf liner. Only in white.

Stating the obvious, perhaps, but items are much easier to see when laid out on a white background. The more contrast between the tool/item and the background, the easier it is to see. Especially as eyes age, the need for contrast goes up. To convince yourself, cut a piece of white paper for a few of those cubbies, and place over the black liner. You may decide to redo the drawer in white liner. Cheers!

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paulmon

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 04:33 PM

Maybe, but over half of those tools are silver, so black is a pretty good contrast. I guess I could put a different color for the ones that are not. Something to think about if I do the other drawers.

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#9 posted 07-09-2020 01:50 PM

Another plus for the Dollar Tree rubberized shelf liner. It comes in several different colors, so you can choose which one works best for you. At a buck a roll, ya can’t beat it!

-- OleGrump

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#10 posted 07-09-2020 02:59 PM

Yea different colors for different tools was another thing I was thinking.

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