I am also moving into a new workshop space in a different home. I would like to hang many things on pegboard so they are no longer crammed into drawers.
This Instructable will demonstrate my way of adding better handles to my files so the files can also hang on pegboard. Some welding is involved, although I added a step at the end that describes a version without welding.
Step 1: Tools and materials
- Broomstick or dowel rod
- Threaded rod 1/4 inch in diameter
- 1/4 inch locking nut
- 1/8 inch steel rod
- Thick washer or scrap flat steel
- Drill and bit
- Wire feed welder
- grinding wheel
- Aluminum angle
I placed some aluminum angle into a vise. I used the welder's ground clamp to secure the threaded rod. I held the file by hand and welded the end of its tang to the end of the threaded rod.
Step 2: Saw the handle
Step 3: Drill a hole through the handle
My drill bit is not long enough to make one hole through four inches of handle. I marked the center of the other end and did my best to drill into the first hole. Fortunately, this worked quite well and my holes met end-to-end.
Step 4: Slide the handle into place and begin the hanger loop
I did not have a thick washer, so I drilled a hole in some scrap flat 1/8 inch steel. Then I cut the steel to leave a margin around the hole.
Step 5: Bend a loop from rod
Step 6: Weld the loop to the flat steel
Step 7: Mount the hanger on the threaded rod
Place the hanger loop assembly and the nut over the end of the threaded rod. Tighten the nut with the flat side of the hanger loop parallel to the flat side of the file.
Grind away excess from the flat steel and remove any sharp edges. (In the photo you can see the grinding wheel nicked the locking nut in places.)