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  1. I have four chargers for my DC powered tools. I started with Sears 12V batteries, that didn't last long. Now I have 3 diffrent brands, due to receiving gifts and now a 40 volt mower battery. My work area is very small and limited. I've moved things around and now have the batteries/chargers kind of organized. How do you store you DC equipment?
  2. Wood is my biggest problems...too much of it back when I use to make lots of auctions . I don't get the planer out and set it up very often but when I do I run lots of boards through then trying to get them stacked and stickered is a big mess... This is the first time in a few years my sink actually looks like a sink. It was the first area I started cleaning and the bathroom is full of wood I can just barley get in to but hey it don't need to look purty. All parts of my shop looked like this when I started And I did free up a few HF clamps I had on the resawed wood for a bunch of years... If you ever resawed any 3/4" hardwood and just laid it over somewhere and forgot about it for a year or so when you finally needed some of that wood and didn't have it clamped back together to keep it straight then you know why I clamp all my resawed wood I resaw myself. This is only about half of the clamps still in use but I hope to get them all free by tomorrow night... And this is the first time in three of four years I can see the outfeed table rollers I built about 18 years ago. I had brought a box of 500 gocart wheel bearings with me before I sold our business and this out feed table took 64 of those bearings. Its kinda hard knowing what I was going to do after I retired but I had way too much inventory to leave for someone else... I also brought a few old antique coin operated video games that was popular way back when pac man and galaga first hit the scene. Thinks to my son for he knew what everyone would play. We opened that part of our lives in 1984 and the video games were still a thing to do for no cell phones had come on the scene I don't think? I also have a sit down mrs pac man which we put in the house from time to time.... much better than messing with a phone which I don't touch at all. Wife bought me one and it has never been used in a few years now. She makes sure the batteries are charged but I don't know why.. The reason I started cleaning was I dropped a couple of small pieces of the pictures I am working on and couldn't find them so cleaning some of the area was needed. Sure glad I don't have my shop in a basement!
  3. Still a little to do like building drawers for more tools and hang curtain behind to control chips. Was going to make tool rack of PVC pipe then decited to try a4x4 and drill holes for tools. It worked now to see if I like this arrangement.Oh by the way there is another lathe behind this one.
  4. I am continuing my effort to organize my garage/shop to make it easier to do projects and woodworking. Today I made french cleat hanger above my workbench for a pre-cut 24"x48" pegboard. I also completed a little shelf to put the battery chargers on and get them thar darn things off my bench. The only reason I am posting is to provide an example of how I hung the pegboard. I made a frame the size of the pegboard with the end pieces extending out of the top to provide a hanger for the pegboard from the french cleat. Because the french cleat was higher than I wanted the pegboard I had to extend those pieces to make the pegboard low enough. The frame is made out of 3/4" plywood 2" wide. The joints are butt joints with pocket screws and glue. From the pictures below you may see that I braced the hanger with some corner braces. Having most of my stuff on french cleats allows me to reorganize and move things. I am glad I have done this because it has been really handy. What did I learn: I should have drawn the project before I executed.; I wound up cutting the french cleat shorter than I wanted but I was able to accommodate the mistake. I should have cut one more 2" strip to use as a spacer at the bottom of the pegboard which offsets the frame the thickness of the wall-mounted french cleat. I used leftover blocks as spacers. It works but not ask neat as I'd like. Using 2" strips as the frame results in the loss of two rows of pegboard holes on each edge. Look before you drill. When pre-drilling the holes to mount the pegboard to the frame I hit a pocket screw and destroyed my brad-point drill bit. Pegboard hooks and accessories use to come with an extra little nib on them to help hold them in place. Now they come with little plastic clips. DO NOT install the clips before you are certain you have the hook where you want it. The clips are a pain to get out. SAFETY NOTE! When ripping wood, hang onto that piece between the fence and the blade. I had a momentary lapse of concentration and a 2"x48" strip shot off the table saw like a missile. It missed the motorcycle by mere inches and done a number on one of the garage door pivot hinges. If I had been in front of it, I am guessing it would have hurt like the dickens. Enjoy.
  5. I love my repurposed Silverware tray! Had some odds n ends that needed a home for some time, and now they do!
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