Thursday, October 29, 2015

A New Tool Rack

A tool rack gives every tool a place to call home without enclosing it inside a box.

Sandor Nagyszalanczy, Setting Up Shop, 2000




A couple of years ago I needed a tool rack in my shop, it was hard to make the time to build what I really wanted, so I cast around on the internet and found this design (click here) which I adapted. It went together quickly and I used it for several years even though I didn't like the design, the tools kept tipping over in the open rails.



You can see the aforementioned tool rack just above the right hand side of the work bench. As I said, it worked.




On a recent Saturday I made the time to disassemble the old rack and built what I really wanted from the remains!

I laid out all the tools I use on a daily basis onto the old rail board, figured two inch spacing between each tool and then went at the board with a brace and bit.

Every tool has it place and I don't have to worry about one falling through an open rail.

It's nice to have a little bit of order in my new studio, the floor is strewn with tools waiting for a cabinet with drawers.

One of these days I will build such a creature.







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