Easy Store Flip What??
I originally got the idea for this from an old Make Magazine, but I never got around to building it. Then one day while looking at the state of the toolboard down at my local hackspace, I decided to put one together. However, I didn't like the idea of using pipe rather then a hinge. One of my concerns was that tools would fall off as the pages of the board were turned. I was chatting to some of the folks that have been working on the MakerMoblie, and they mentioned that they often use elastic chord in pegboard to keep things from moving around in the bus. I decided that it would be cool to integrate the two ideas to make the Easy Store Flipboard.
Great, so what is it?
It's a storage system that mounts several sheets of pegboard on hinges so the pages can be turned like a book. It's then mounted on a wall. This is a great way to maximize storage space and to keep things organized. The one I'm building will hold tools, but you can use them to store anything, especially with the elastic chord method.
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Cut the risers
Cut the 2x3 into 3 1/2" sections. We'll call them risers. You'll need 12, one for each hinge. This are used to raise the pegboard off the backboard (plywood) so each page can open further. They don't have to be perfect, but try to get them close so they look ok.
Rip the pegboard
Cut the pegboard into three equal 16" pieces along the 4' side. When finished, you should have 6 pieces of pegboard, each around 16" x 24". Again, the cuts don't have to be perfect. If you really mess them up, you can cover up the outside edge with some sort of strip of plastic. I used my Dremel SawMax. As an aside, I absolutely love this tool. It's like a small, one-handed circular saw. The only down side is that the dust that comes off it is very fine. You should really wear a mask.