I was able to pick up a bunch of second hand gently used Ryobi tools off craigslist, for the eventual opening of a maker space out here in Freeburg. Currently I have them pretty much stuck everywhere & decided that there has to be a better way to store them. Yes I could have used pegboard but for the amount of tools that I would have had to hang I probably would have required a full sheet just to hang 3 drills, 2 impact drivers, 2 reciprocating saws, along with finding shelves for 3 circular saws.
So to help organize the tools I figured I would use a scrap of PVC pipe to come up with a prototype, and I liked it so much I made another. Now I need to go to the hardware store and pick up more PVC to make a full drill rack.
- Reciprocating saw with wood blade.
- Hole saw kit
- Drill bits
- Impact driver
- pocket knife
- 3" PVC pipe
- 2 wood screws.
I figured that if PVC works well for holding fishing rods why not drills. And as one can never have too many tools for a maker space this will be entered in the Remix 2.0 and Shelving Contests.
The Remixed Instructable. https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Fishing-Rod-Ho...
Step 1: Make It So...
The assembly is pretty straight forward and relatively easy.
- Use a hole saw to cut a hole larger then the width of the handle.
- Clamp the pipe into a vise.
- Use the reciprocating saw and turn the hole into a U shape.
- Test fit the drill.
- Use the pocket knife to gently cave away any loose plastic
- Cut the pipe to about 4 inches in length.
- Drill 2 holes that are about the same diameter of the wood screws.
- Using the 2 screws mount the drill shelf at a 45* angle so that gravity will hold the drill.
- Rinse and repeat for as many drills as you need.
- Mount them with about an inch of clearance between them.
2 down, 3 more to go. The only down side is that these would be best for storing drills and drivers without the battery. While improbable one could insert a drill or something with enough force to depress the trigger. As this is basically only for storage the bottom driver is accessed by removing the top drill on the squatter impacts this is a boon as they are rear heavy and with jostling may jiggle out if one is manhandling something on the bench The tool above works to hold the tool below in place.