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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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Old 08-24-2020, 11:03 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-24-2020, 03:22 PM   #4
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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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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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Old 08-24-2020, 01:14 PM   #9
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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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Old 08-24-2020, 01:26 PM   #11
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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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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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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.
You think I'll get it perfect... thank you for your confidence, that's high praise. It might be what gives me the heart attack...

Don't buy this box wrench organizer. It is shite.

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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.
Staples for wiring. Gross. I mean I guess it's fine for romex but if you want to move data it becomes problematic.
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Staples for wiring. Gross. I mean I guess it's fine for romex but if you want to move data it becomes problematic.
Hey hey. I have a whole toolbox just for CoAx and a big spool of the stuff. Assembled right before ATT came and cut all the outside coax because they moved over to Ethernet. Then I had to run a new Cat-6 or whatever they call it into my basement. They now have made all of my phone lines obsolete and only the Cat stuff works for the phone. Oh and the guy gave a whole box of that Cat whatever. Im sure its obsolete by now. I carefully made a terminal wall fitting for my Ethernet. On this latest visit, when I supposedly was upgraded to fibre optics, he bypassed the plug and ran the cable directly to my modem input. It sits jammed under the edge of the wallplate and looks like hell. I was at work so I couldnt' object.


I even went to Laner to get the exact right kind of coax fittings, the purple ones for the Coax. But when i still had the coax, they still snipped em off and put on their own.. I had made my terminal under the eaves so they'd never get rained on. The asshole cut em off and ran em down to the cellar entrance so he could get to em easier. All my picky work for nothing. I hate the cable/ethernet/fibre optics guy.

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