This peg board discussion has been interesting but as far as I've noticed no
one has mentioned my biggest concern;
how do you keep the dust off the "stuff" that's mounted.
I keep my tools in drawers rather than exposed.
And, yes, I have a 1 1/2 HP dust collector plus 3 shop vacs. Still, a lot
of sawdust escapes capture.
I don't. I just brush, wipe, or blow it off when I need a seldom used
tool. Most of my tools get used often enough that there is little if any
dust buildup on them.
I can just see building drawers for all of my clamps :-).
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
Pegboard advocates have a simple solution for dust control on their proudly
displayed tools. They obsessively polish their tools while doing no actual
woodwork. After all, if you don't make any saw dust, it is much easier to
keep everything clean.
<grin, duck and run>
I found that mounting 2" squares of 1/2" plywood behind the pegboard that
spaces it off the wall helps. Dust will settle. Where I live, I have to
deal with blowing sand, too. A woodshop has lots of tiny particles blowing
all around. Every so often, I just take the blower nozzle, or even the leaf
blower, and clean it out. You can't keep dust off your stuff. You can just
clean it occasionally.
Well that's good, I still have a few years to go before I clean out
behind my peg board...
I assume the guy that installed my pegboard 50 or so years ago also ran
a copper grounding wire eliminating the need to dust behind the pegboard...
My Gawd, what are you guys, school teachers or something... sheesh!
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
A known 'illegal' tool, the dreaded rubber-tipped, non-OSHS air blow
gun will work wonders and move dust off the tool into the air.
When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember
and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.
-- Whoopi Goldberg
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