Step 1: The Idea

The idea is to make a roll-up pegboard so you can have your tools organized everywhere you go.

Step 2: Supplies

You can make your roll as wide and as long as you disire.

We've made the roll 16 inches long and 32 inches wide, but the dimentions are up to you.

For this project you will need:

A sheet of MDF of 3mm thick (size depends on the dimentions of you're own roll)

Some scrap wood (to make a hole jigg)

A piece of textile (an inch wider and longer as your desired roll dimentions)

A 4mm drillbit

A 4 mm nail

Contact glue

Asheet of isolation foam (size depends on the desired roll dimentions)

Step 3: First Step: Cutting Strips of MDF

1. Cut your sheet of MDF to the desired length, in our case 16 inches.

2. Cut the remaining sheet of MDF into 1 inch wide strips, using a table saw.

Step 4: Second Step: Drill the Holes

1. Make al hole cutting jig.

Make a jigg to drill holes 0.5 inches form the side and 1 inch apart. So you can drill the holes trough multiple strips at once at the same accuuracy. Making a template like this can improve the accuracy.

2. Drill all the holes.

Using the hole cutting jig drill all the holes in all the strips of MDF.

Step 5: Third Step: Line Up the Strips and Clean Up the Holes

1. Lay down the strips and make sure they are aligned as good as possible

2. Use a chizel or a scraping tool to clean up the holes and make the strips as flat as possible

3. Use a moisterized towel to clean up all the strips so the surface of the stips are dust free.

4. Make sure the strips are aligned and use painters tape to stick them together so they cant move anymore.

Step 6: Fourth Step: Cut the Textile and Add Glue to Both Pieces

1. Cut the textile to size and make sure to make the textile 0.5 inches larger than te MDF stips.

Cut out the corners so they can be folded over in the next step.

2. Turn the strips around so the painters tape is facing down.

3. Apply contact glue to the strips and to the texttile

4. let it dry for 10 minutes

Step 7: Fifth Step: Add the Textile to the Wooden Strips

1. After 10 minutes of drying, place the textile over the wood and make sure that it is aligned correctly.

2. Pres the textile firmly to the wooden strips and make sure to remove alle air bubbles and wrinkages.

3. Turn the whole thing around and remove the painters tape.

4. Apply glue to the protruding fabric and to a small part of the sides of the wooden strips

5. let it dry for 10 minutes

6. Fold the proturding fabric over and press it frimly to the wooden strips.

7. Cut the folded fabric to the with of the strips so the roll is more flexible.

NOTE: don't cut to deep or you will cut through both sides of the fabric

Step 8: Sixth Step: Make Holes

1. Find a nail or other metal rod of 4 mm diameter and make it pointy

2. Heat up the nail until it is red hot.

3. Poke the nail from the back side through the front side.

I recomand to use pliers or a vise grip to hold the nail

The hot nail wil melt a hole in to te fabric so it can't untangel anymore

Step 9: Seventh Step: Glue the Foam to the Strips

1. Add contact glue to the back side of the wooden strips and to the flat side of the foam

2. let the glue dry for 10 minutes

3. Press the foam and the woodens trips frimly together.

4. Cut the foam to size using a very sharp blade

5. Cut to foam into strips of 1 inch so the roll is more flexibel


7. Add a span strap to hold the roll together when it is rolled up

8. what something custom? follow the next steps!!

Step 10: Eighth Step: Custom Belt

1. Take a regular peg hook

2. Rebend it like in the picture

3. sew two hooks and loop strips together with the sicky sides facing outwards

4. Feed the hooks and loops throug the peghook

5. add the peg hook to the board

6. roll it up !

7. Done

Step 11: Enjoy

<p>Great idea. Please read this caution when building with MDF. Stay safe!</p><p></p><p>Lookup &quot;Caution when using MDF&quot;</p><p><a href="http://www.cnczone.com/forums/safety-zone/2471-caution-building-mdf.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.cnczone.com/forums/safety-zone/2471-cau...</a></p>
Thanks for sharing that link, being grateful that I learned at least two different things. #1 - being that when screwing into MDF, you should never be further than 25mm (about an inch) from the edges of the MDF (never once heard that b4), &amp; #2 - that the MDF is ALWAYS leaching out a little bit of that urea formaldehyde...
Brillant idea. One question though: why not using a peg board that you slice up?
<p>When you slice up a pegboard you lose 4mm of material with every slice because of the thickness of the sawblade. So when you do this, the distance between the holes in the strips is 4 mm smaller than 1 inch. There for the pegboard hooks won't be able to fit inside the holes.</p>
So, w/that being said, why not just compensate for those kerf cuts, by adding in 4mm for each cut that u calculate your material to receive? Thanks for sharing this awesome idea, btw. How long did that take for u to make? How long did it take for you to think it up? That's where a lot of my time is often eaten up by. Keep the instructables coming!
<p>I'm thinking of trying to slice a pegboard and add some sort of 4mm filler material to correct the distances. Maybe a 4mm wide plastic rod or something. Depending on the tools available, this could be a little easier to than cutting all those holes at just the right points. I'll share the results if I get around to it.</p>
<p>Great! </p><p>Thanks in advance</p>
<p>This was pretty impressive! Being new to some of this, I don't know what MDF is. Please explain?</p>
<p>MDF is medium density fibre board,</p><p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibre...</a></p><p>It's a &quot;wood&quot; made from compressed wood fibres and glue</p>
<p>Really nice work, congratulations on you</p>
That's pretty clever! <br>I'll show this my dad
<p>What an ingenious idea. </p>
Thank you so much! Very genius
<p>Really smart, I like it</p>
<p>That's a really nice idea, I hope I will find the time to build my own one. </p><p>Thank you for sharing your idea :-)</p>
<p>Very clever!</p>
<p>This is a BRILLIANT idea! This is the best thing I have seen here in weeks, really genius. Thanks for sharing this with us, and it will definitely be coming soon to my work bench.</p><p>If you'd entered this Instructable in a contest you'd have my vote for sure!</p>
<p>Really nice work, congratulations on your first Instructable :-)</p>
<p>Very clever! I use a piece of plywood on a cleat system to move my stored tools around when necessary, but I certainly see the merit of this. Saves a lot of space! </p>
<p>That's a neat idea :) I have something similar for my sewing supplies.</p>

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