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Old 08-23-2020, 11:58 AM   #1
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Show me your tool board / organization system in your garage/workshop

Please show me photos of your home workshop/garage/pegboard/tool organization thanks!

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Old 08-24-2020, 09:50 AM   #2
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I don't have any pictures handy of my garage and tools. But if you tune into any episode of "Hoarders-Buried Alive" you'll get an idea of my storage system.

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Mine is sort of a hodgepodge of different methodologies. When I moved into my house there was some shelving hung from the ceiling that's about 18" deep and I'm still determining how best to use them. In the meantime I just drive a screw into it every now and again to hang hand tools like hacksaws, chisels, squares, etc. I use the akro-mils bins for small parts storage for screws, nuts & other fasteners.

Larger handheld power tools get stored in milk crates under my assembly/outfeed table, when they don't just live on whatever horizontal surface they were last used near.

My material storage is a trainwreck. The less said about that, the better. And I'm getting to the point again where I should build a rack for storting rattle cans
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I keep wondering if I get one of those big-ass steel tool cabinets whether it will make me better. I doubt it. As it is, I am accumulating two of everything because I just keep losing shit.
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After the Ghost Ship fire, I developed a severe anxiety about my chem storage. Wanted to pick up one of those big yellow cabinets to store them in.

They ain't cheap though. And I wouldn't really have a good way to get them down into my present basement.
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After the Ghost Ship fire, I developed a severe anxiety about my chem storage. Wanted to pick up one of those big yellow cabinets to store them in.

They ain't cheap though. And I wouldn't really have a good way to get them down into my present basement.
check auction houses that liquidate businesses. it might be 3x the size you want but sometimes they have the smaller ones.
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I like using pegboard for hanging consumables and parts, but I prefer toolchests for tools. The bigger deal is the in-drawer organization- getting the right organizers that work well and last is a PITA. The other secret- labels. LABEL ALL TEH THANGS!

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Staple guns, cheez
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Shelving and boxes is horrible... for me. Drawers. Old file cabinets work similar to boxes on shelves but are way easier to access the garbage in them. They also have built in label holders (hi5 for cheez)

Pegboard is kinda amazing but kinda evil. The hooks fall out too easyily when extracting items from them, and yes there are ways to secure them but that takes some of the flexibility of pegboard away. I mean what if I get a new tool? I'll have to rearrange!
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I just want to be able to actually find everything. Keeping stuff in boxes has been a terrible method
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Staple guns, cheez
You need more staple guns.
None of those are redundant... well ok, 2 are kinda... but yeah, you can never have enough guns, no matter the variant.

1- Arrow T25 stapler (rounded heads)
1- Arrow T50 stapler (square heads)
1- Cable-Tacker stapler (shouldered staples with a rounded wire path)
1- Stanley T50 "low effort" stapler (square heads, for upholstery mostly.)

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Shelving and boxes is horrible... for me. Drawers. Old file cabinets work similar to boxes on shelves but are way easier to access the garbage in them. They also have built in label holders (hi5 for cheez)

Pegboard is kinda amazing but kinda evil. The hooks fall out too easyily when extracting items from them, and yes there are ways to secure them but that takes some of the flexibility of pegboard away. I mean what if I get a new tool? I'll have to rearrange!
Pegboard is the goddamn devil. If I didn't already have a bunch I'd probably pull it all out. The floor behind my toolboxes is littered with hooks that have fallen from the pegboard and aren't worth retrieving.
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I like using pegboard for hanging consumables and parts, but I prefer toolchests for tools. The bigger deal is the in-drawer organization- getting the right organizers that work well and last is a PITA. The other secret- labels. LABEL ALL TEH THANGS!
Something about pegboard doesn't sit right for me as actual tool storage. But I love them visually.

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Staple guns, cheez
You need more staple guns.
You end up getting the T 50 and the T25 when you deciding to be a coax or various wiring DIYer. I know fro experience. I think I have three myself.

Either that or he likes to staple down his victims two-handed. Nyuk.

But as for Cheez and his tool chest array, we are not worthy. Look at them red dividers!!! And the extra ginormous labels of what they are!!! Oh man. He's not even old and blind like me, I think, yet.

He'll probably get it just perfect the day before the fatal heart attack. Well, that would be my kind of luck anyway. Some lucky guy will be getting full tool chests at dead guys garage sale, when the widow sells them for a pittance....sigh.....I;m givin mine to my son, the mechanical one.

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Rando shoutout for this digital caliper holder I found on Thingiverse. One of the hangars bumps the off button on my calipers so if I remember to put it back where it belongs in my office, it turns them off to save the battery.

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Which actually brings up a separate topic - I have two workspaces that have different needs for tool organization: my upstairs office, which is for photo/video/broadcasting gear, as well as my electronics workbench, 3d printing, and vinyl cutter. It's also my home office.

The basement is for the bigger tools - CNC router, laser cutter, table saw, miter saw and drill press.
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