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Old 06-19-2011, 01:10 PM
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I know this is old, but a lot of good ideals. I took some Pics to post, but had issues with my photoshop program and they laid dormant. Just got it up and running again so will add these as "relevant information" to add to this thread that is over 100 days old.

I have a large roll around tool chest that has a 2 inch hardwood work top. I move it close to what ever I am working on and have at it. Tools are put back in their place after use to save me from searching through a pile that tends to form and at the end of the job, a quick glance into the drawers tell me I have not misplaced any tools.

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Old 06-19-2011, 01:14 PM
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More shots of some organization in an unorganized area

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Old 06-19-2011, 01:23 PM
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I have since made up a roll around that I moved all air tools and attachments into as well as all tap and die pieces, 3/4 inch tool sets, and all metric sockets.
I will get some pics of it as well as the roll around welding and cutting carts. The shop is still evolving between projects and tool acquisition. Efficiency and space utilization is something I can always improve upon and sure like the ideals I have gotten on this forum.

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Good stuff Trees!

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Trees !!!! you have way to much time on your hands.. That is very nice... I wouldn't know how to act in your shop...
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Randy, it took a little time to set it up, but this organization saves me much more time and a lot less frustration looking for tools. Would love to turn you loose in my shop anytime. This old dog still likes to learn new tricks.

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Randy, it took a little time to set it up, but this organization saves me much more time and a lot less frustration looking for tools. Would love to turn you loose in my shop anytime. This old dog still likes to learn new tricks.

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I can usually find the tool I'm looking for in my box... It's the one's I set down, I can't find... And I keep my work area pretty clean... As soon as I get another one out the box,, That's when I find the one I was looking for..

I know one thing for sure.. I would live in your shop..
And as far as someone learning... I really think that would be me.. you old dogs already know a lot of trick's.. You most likely forgot more then I have already learned.. Really look's good trees... I only dream of having a shop like that..Keep up the good work...

And if you put a bed and a ice box in there... I know you would never get me out...
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Peg board! How come no one has mentioned Peg board? I love the stuff, I started out with a small piece and it worked so well I went to Lowes and bought 4'X8'X1/4" sheets then picked up a couple of packages of hook assortments....easy to find and makes the absolute most of the available shop space!
I've got pegboard on one wall above my workbench. the only thing that sucks is the dirt that builds up on the tools. Too much welding and grinding. I've had pegs pull out with heavy tools, like my 6 lb sledge. Check out the metal pegboardavailable.
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I've got pegboard on one wall above my workbench. the only thing that sucks is the dirt that builds up on the tools. Too much welding and grinding. I've had pegs pull out with heavy tools, like my 6 lb sledge. Check out the metal pegboardavailable.
Nice - but kinda pricy when you can get the 1/4" pegboard, 4x8 for only a few bucks plus the big HD hooks. Mine has some 2x3 as backing and never have a falling off problem. I did book mark the site though as some of the other storage items are very nice.

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Does not look right you need to draw lines around the tools for that complete and finished look .
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Metal might be expensive but it looks cool and comes in colors.
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