Monday, July 2, 2018

Tool wall organizer

In the garage you can use your walls as storage space.  Keeping tools organized and the right tools at hand is important. Making these tool holders is easy and will look great in your shop. 

Watch the video here.


I did not have a piece of birch plywood that was thick enough so I made my own by glueing two pieces of plywood together. One piece was a 5/8th" cheap plywood and the other was a 1/8" piece of Baltic birch.


  To measure the width of the wall where I wanted to put my tool wall I used my Dowel stop gauge

I transferred the measurement over to the table saw. Very simple and works accurately every time.

A notch was cut in the back board, this was for the Knife Switch. I made the switch for halloween a few years and found it very handy in the workshop so I left it up.

To make the tool blocks I will use a 2x4. This will be inexpensive but will look good and  work fine. First I will cut a couple of blocks to the approximate size and I will make sure to avoid most of the knots.

After the blocks were rough cut with the jigsaw I cleaned them up using the table saw.

 One of the tool holders I wanted to  make a little different. I cut 2 strips of Brazilian cherry and glued them on the top and bottom, this will give it some nice contrast.

 Here the ends are carefully marked and then drilled out with a 3/4" Forstner bit, this will be for the 3/4" dowels. 

I used my bandsaw sled to cut 6  3/4" inch dowels.

 The tool blocks are placed on the backboard and are squared up then the dowels are marked and ready to be drilled.

Time must be taken to space the holes for the Forstner bits. To do this I laid the block on its back and spaced the bits on the table then marked them.

 Here are the tool holders for my Forstner bits and screwdriver bits. This is what I wanted for now but the holders could be used for any tools you would like. 

These tools holders are very easy to hang and move around the shop, they can also sit on a workbench.

It would be a good idea to make many of these blocks and use them for many different types of tools. Also 2 dowels can be placed anywhere in your shop and the blocks can hang  wherever you need them.                                                   
See also                                                                             

     Mini kerfmaker                         Tool wall holder              Spray can door rack                                                                                                         


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