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.