How I store my air tools.

I have a bunch of air tools from framing nailer, 2 finish nailers, and a bunch of others including 2 sprayers and a sander. I decided to mount them on the wall because it looks cool to me. I got a sheet of blue 1 1/2" thick styrofoam 2x8' and carefully cutout the shape of the tools so they squeeze tight into the cutouts then mounted the sheet (4x4' now) on 1 1/2" thick strips of 2x4 on the wall so when you push in the bigger tools they hold tight. I put backing behind on the wall for the smaller staplers and pin nailers. It looks cool, every tool has it's place, and it cost about 6 bucks.
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On Jan 25, 1:50 pm, Barry snipped-for-privacy@home.com wrote: ...

Sounds good - can you post a link to a picture? I only have 1 air nailer, but I'll roll the idea around a little bit and see if I can think of some way to use it for hand plane storage. Hmmm... Thanks for getting the wheels turning. Andy
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I'll take a picture and put it on a photo site as soon as I snag new batteries for my camera. My rechargebles have died on me.

It works great for hand planes. I only have 3 big crappy ones for rough work but they are also mounted in a 6 inch by 36 inch chunk of blue 2" styrofoam that I glued to the wall. They were the first things I mounted this way a couple years ago.
If you have a bunch of nice ones it would look really cool. You could cutout veneer or doorskin plywood just slightly bigger than the styrofoam cutouts and glue that to the foam to end up with a nice wood finish. I've considered that. Nice 1/8" thick door skins are very cheap and come in some great woods.
I used the blue styrofoam when I built my shop to insulated various areas where batts wouldn't work and ended up with a few sheets left over.

Round the edges of your cutouts a bit so little chunks don't break out as you remove the tools.
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On Jan 25, 2:31 pm, Barry snipped-for-privacy@home.com wrote:

I was going to ask about that. All you have to do is round the edges and they don't lose a little bit of foam every time you pull it out and put it back?
It's been a while since I worked with styrofoam. That's tougher than I remember.
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OK so I just red this post and it's about storing to tools. I'm sure I read the subject line as stole and wanted to ask you about that.
Pete
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