Step 13: Plan for welding 1/4" stud

My commercial hangers use a 1/4" stud to catch the hole in the pegboard below the one that accepts the bent section.  The vise will allow me to press the 1/4" rod against the vise jaws while welding.  This will give a precise placement, so long as I get this setup right.
Phil, you make me feel ashamed. I should do something like you, because I have the usual tools stored in a plastic box and the others in a drawer of an old closet in the garage. Every time I go to work, I lose more time displaying and storing the tools than doing the work. Good idea, these &quot;customized&quot; hooks!<br><br><br>
Osvaldo,<br><br>I always thought pegboard and hangers were too extravagant. I have sometimes used a piece of plywood and some nails in place of hangers. Once I had some commercial hangers, but drilled a few custom holes in some plywood about 3/16 inch thick. That meant deciding where each tool would go and never changing its location, unless I drilled new holes. Only in recent years did my wife insist I have a metal workbench. It came with pegboard and some hangers. <br><br>The good thing about customizing one's own hanger hooks is that you can make them fit a special tool or jig you have that is not easy to hang with the normally available hangers. And, as I said, I recently went to a store looking for a special hanger, but they had only one or two styles. None of them were what I needed. So, I decided to begin modifying standard hangers. <br><br>I am still planning what I will hang from my pegboard. I want to limit myself to those tools that I use frequently. Others can go in a box or a drawer.<br><br>Thank you for your comment.
Why on earth did your wife inist you have a metal workbench?
I apologize that I did not see your comment until now. My wife browses the advertisement circulars in the Sunday paper. If she sees something that she thinks is &quot;better&quot; she tells me I ought get one. In previous houses where we have lived there was usually a wooden workbench attached to the wall. In the house where we live now, there was no workbench. I talked about building one from wood, but she saw a metal workbench in an advertising circular first.

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