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The solution to that (if you'd have seen my workspaces you'd be laughing now) is to build more horizontal surfaces. Put stuff on there instead of your bench and clean off your bench every now and again.
Eventually, you'll have enough horizontal surfaces that not all of them will be full. Then you'll go to the store...
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Are you making adequate use of pegboard? I think that's where I'm going next. I mean after I do the next 4 or 5 big projects on my list. I need to get back to my drywall and painting, so I can get some of those lights up!
I've seen some interesting storage ideas in Shop Notes, if you are looking for a storage project!
A "Mobile clamp holder" is on my project list--a way to store the fifteen 4-foot pipe clamps I got to glue a heavy workbench top (someday), or a kitchen table top. My new impact driver should help make easy work of that. I hope you are enjoying your new one.
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I'll start using pegboard the day I become a member of the Handyman Club of America, Bill. (It'll be a cold day in hell, IOW.) I hate the stuff.

I need to build and put up more cabinets. But that's AFTER I get rid of all the sheer -crap- in my shop. I've reclaimed about 64 square feet so far, with another 50 or so to go. I now have enough room to finish the CNC router. Craigslist has been a boon, getting rid of all the unfinished repair projects I decided didn't need to get done in the first place. I got $100 for the riding mower with the blown engine yesterday, but it wasn't stored inside. My yard is looking better.

I'm thinking about dismantling mine. It's in the way more often than not, and I have wall space under the cabs.

Yeah, I love my Makita. What'd you buy, again?
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On 6/21/2012 8:18 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:

Larry tell us how you really feel...
Larry, with the little black plastic clips the holders don't come off. They actually make good sense, unless you have a cabinet where every tool has a spot.
I would love to make one to mount all my hand planes. But for now they stay in the drawer.
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On 6/21/2012 9:14 AM, tiredofspam wrote:

I posted a picture of a hand plane rack that I made over on alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking. Perhaps it would be of interest to you.
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Nice. And Nice collection too. They look in good shape.
On 6/21/2012 1:18 PM, Steve Turner wrote:

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On 6/21/2012 12:35 PM, tiredofspam wrote:

Thanks. All have smooth soles and are "Type 11" models made from 1910-1918 (low-knob, three patent dates, V-logo blades) except for the No. 2 (a later "Sweetheart" model) and the No. 5-1/4 (a Type 14) which weren't made during the "Type 11" era. I use them all!
The rack works very well BTW, and is very convenient. It's SO much more handy to reach right above the workbench (which is where I do 95% of my planing) and pull down or put away the right plane than to go digging through a drawer or cabinet. The rack took some time to build, but it was time well spent.
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Larry Jaques wrote:

Maybe you just need to paint it? <ducking> I don't necessarily like pegboard either, but I know the stuff has to go *somewhere*! Maybe glue dowels into a piece of plywood, add paint for tool outlines like in school, custom?

Proud to hear it!

Next time I use them on a project, I don't want to be looking for and tripping over clamps! : )

Bosch 18v drill and impact driver and 4 half-sized batteries for $198, w/3 year warrantee. I serioulsy considered buying the extra one you had for sale, but after shipping it didn't make much sense. Good deal for someone local. Portland, right?
The way Bosch was/is "dumping" their batteries, I expect they may be about ready to move to another generation (20v?).

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*snip*

*snip*
Have a look at slatwall. While it's more expensive than pegboard, hooks are good quality and cheap. I got a box of 96 for around $36, good quality hooks that'll hold quite a bit of weight.
Slatwall makes it easy to reposition things (easier than pegboard!) and can be mounted to studs (instead of drywall?--check codes etc) so it will be plenty strong. The variety of hooks available is amazing, but not all are cheap.
Menards has sheets for $36 for plain white (which is cheaper than painted pegboard if you want to choose the color), or $42+ for other styles. Beware the imitators--the "wall systems" that are 1-3 slatwall tracks and some hooks. I can't speak to their quality, but their cost is significantly more than the slatwall. We've all got saws here, buy the sheets and cut them.
Slatwall is only part of a proper tool storage system. You'll need drawers and shelves as well. It does help to have a bench to store stuff on as well. *g*
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On 06/21/2012 08:53 PM, Puckdropper wrote:

I really like cabinets with lots of adjustable shelves. I can clean out the shop with a leaf blower. Peg board collects dust and is tough to clean up.
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"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote

going out of business. I have seen it come up on Craig's List several times a year. Look under For Sale - Business. I have installed slat wall before. There is a huge number of acrylic types of shelves available for them. New very expensive. Used, quite reasonable.
Interesting enough, the used stuff is often the most expensive varieties. I seen a bunch of it recently that was mirror faced slat wall. Can you see your planes displayed on acrylic shelves against a mirror background? Totally prohibitive if bought new. But picking it up used, it could work.
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On 6/21/2012 1:33 AM, Bill wrote:

I don't like pegboard, but the concept works too well to disregard. I switched to the metal "Alligatorboard" instead, which solves some of the problems with regular pegboard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZHX9g11MqQ

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Admit it. You like the Alligatorboard just because of the Alligator attack at the beginning of their ad.
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On 6/22/2012 6:21 AM, Dave wrote:

Close ... I just like being thoroughly aggravated by the "music" and testing my reactions before breakfast at how long it takes to hit the mute button. ;)
Actually, bought the product way before I found (this morning) the video (the younger generation seems to prefer being entertained by things that whiz, bang and move ... have to make up for lack of reading comprehension somehow).
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wrote:

+1
Funny that the where to buy locations are (for me) out of the way hardware stores, but Amazon has has a supplier too ...
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On 6/22/2012 7:06 AM, Han wrote:

I bought my most recent alligator board locally at Northern Tool. Might want to call the manufacturer, because when I first bought the product the places that were supposed to carry it locally didn't keep it in stock and would only order it for you. I called alligatorboard and they assured me that NT generally kept it in stock at all stores, although they weren't listed as such at the time ... sure enough, they had plenty in all sizes on the show room floor.
Do find myself shopping Amazon more and more for shop stuff ... you just have to anticipate need a few days in advance, although things seem to actually beat the original delivery date specified. Had to unclog an AC drain with my little corded/cordless DeWalt 2 gal shop vac the other day and toasted the filter ... apparently the only place you can buy a replacement filter for these things is online. One-click Amazon came through in short order.
About the only time I deviate is when the shipping through the third party takes longer. In that case can usually get it quicker going to the horse's mouth.
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No Northern Tool store within 100 miles ... Global something wanted to add ridiculous shipping charges ... Guess I have to venture into the recesses of Paterson, NJ
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You guys have it pretty good down there. I can't/don't order from amazon.com because of the duty we get dumped on us.
There is an amazon.ca, but they don't stock half the stuff that the .com division has and they charge more for the stuff that both *do* stock. Doesn't matter about our monies being on par.
The US really *is* a capitalist country but you have to live there to take advantage of it. When I win the lottery, I'm moving down there in a flash.
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Before you come over, I think you should wait until SCOTUS approves of Obamacare.
I found Vancouver a rather expensive city, especially the restaurants, nice as they were.
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Well, you maybe right, especially with my health problems. But then, I'd be rich, so I could afford it.

Vancouver was at the top of the heap cost wise in Canada, but I think Toronto just took over that position. Believe it or not though, Toronto is numbered 61 in the world. I don't want to know what the other ones are.
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