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If you have seen the latest family handyman magazine. They have and interesting new design for small shops a mobile tool storage unit. The unit is dubbed the supper storage cart. There design uses a two dimensional look. If you look at one side view and go around the other side a different look. If I were building mine would be one dimensional . Mine would be like the side with left having upper shelves and on bottom drawers similar to a craftsman roll around and other half would have drill organizer and charger station at the top and shelves below that. Here is the cover picture of storage cart.http://www.ebook3000.com/The-Family-...17_436879.html

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If you have seen the latest family handyman magazine. They have and interesting new design for small shops a mobile tool storage unit. The unit is dubbed the supper storage cart. There design uses a two dimensional look. If you look at one side view and go around the other side a different look. If I were building mine would be one dimensional . Mine would be like the side with left having upper shelves and on bottom drawers similar to a craftsman roll around and other half would have drill organizer and charger station at the top and shelves below that. Here is the cover picture of storage cart.The Family Handyman - May 2017 - Free eBooks Download
Thanks Gary , as that's an idea I never thought of !
I've been trying to figure out where I'm going to find a spot to put my drill/air nailer storage system that I built in the future .
Seeing this mobile stand is just the ticket imo. I can integrate my system right into it
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That's similar to my cabinet, but on a much larger scale. It was fine way back when I first built it, but became awkward to use once I started adding to the shop and lost the open space I once had. It now sits basically in the same spot, moves slightly side-to-side to give access to either the drill press or jointer, and I wind up walking across the shop to get the tools stored in it.
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That's similar to my cabinet, but on a much larger scale. It was fine way back when I first built it, but became awkward to use once I started adding to the shop and lost the open space I once had. It now sits basically in the same spot, moves slightly side-to-side to give access to either the drill press or jointer, and I wind up walking across the shop to get the tools stored in it.
I can see that happening, but I don't think I have a choice . Guess it will depend on how many big machines will have mobile stands on them .
I gots to win the lottory and get my 40'x60' shop built and be done with it . While I'm at it , a paint booth would be kinda handy to
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The cabinets I built have worked well. They are hung on French cleats and screwed to the wall studs just for insurance. Almost everything I need, and use most often, is right at hand.
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The cabinets I built have worked well. They are hung on French cleats and screwed to the wall studs just for insurance. Almost everything I need, and use most often, is right at hand.
I love that setup Mike . I need to add sections onto mine , as I'm really liking those clear storage drawers underneath.

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I'm really liking those clear storage drawers underneath.
I like them too, you get to keep everything sorted and organized, until you drop one... and that isn't second hand information.

Of course I dropped a 1000 ct box of kreg screws the other day, lucky for me only 100 spilled out.

Great looking cabinets, Mike!
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If you decide to use plastic storage trays as drawers, be sure you buy a lot at the same time. Retailers are notorious for changing brands that don't match your system.

Mike, that is a wonderful storage unit. I like that the battery chargers are right there too. Painting just adds that extra touch, and probably makes it easier to remove the ever-present sawdust.
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It always amazes me how many woodworkers use so much wall space to hang their clamps side by side.

In my small shop I don't have that much wall space, but have a lot of clamps.
Using 2 by stock ( 2 X 4, 2 X 6, etc.) I made what looks like heavy duty shelf brackets of different widths, and attached them to the wall with spaces between them just wide enough to allow clearance between them for the pipes or bars of the clamps. I now stack up to 10 of each length of bar or pipe clamp between these heavy duty shelf brackets. A different slot is used for each length of clamp.
The brackets vary in width depending on how big the head of the clamps are, and so the adjacent rows of clamps have enough space for the clamp heads. I made a kind of "French Cleat" by mounting a 2 X 4 to the wall with lag bolts and I hook the heavy duty shelf brackets in position along this 2 X 4, spaced so the pipe or bars of the clamps will fit between them, then drive a large screw through the bracket and into the 2 X 4 to make certain that it doesn't move. Clamps that are stacked outward from the wall in this density are "Very Heavy", so a strong wall and attachment system is extremely important.

I now have over 50 bar and pipe clamps hanging from my shop wall in a wall space that most woodworkers have 6 or 8 clamps stored. Small shops require dense storage, especially when it comes to using wall space. I now have the 2 X 3 "French Cleats running all the way around my shop walls at several levels and the mating piece attached to my cabinets, parts bins, etc. So it's easy to rearrange almost everything on the walls whenever I want to, but I do add screws to secure the heavier items, so there is no chance of them moving or falling if they should ever get "bumped".

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