Introduction: Rolling Tool Board
Tool boards are a better way to organize tools you commonly use. Tool boxes force you to open up drawers and dig to find the tool you want. It wastes time and you can't tell if a tool is missing until after an exhaustive search for it.
A tool board allows you to locate the right tool at a quick glance. By design, every tool has its place and is well organized. That's why many of the top makers use them.
Step 1: Materials
My tool board is built using high durability materials because it is used daily in a prototyping environment and needs to be washed down frequently.
You can easily save $150 or more by replacing the Square hole pegboard and Triton durahooks with standard pegboard and tool hooks.
Also, please be aware that the Square hold pegboards only work with Triton durahooks and standard pegboards will not accept durahooks. Make your choice.
I included a stacking bin in the BOM because I love having a place for odd tooling bits and such.
Step 2: Build the Frame
Open the structural drawing and build the frame according to the measurements. This will give you the stability you need to move the unit around when it is loaded down with tools.
Take note of the position of the 3 way 90 Tees, I positioned them so that the open ends were at either side of the tool board.
Step 3: Add Casters
To add the casters, I first cut 2.5" sections of the plastic coated steel tube and inserted them into the 3 way 90 Tees.
The casters have a compression mechanism so that when you tighten the nut at the base of the caster, a rubber sleeve is forced outward to the sides. It shouldn't take much effort to tighten it enough that it will not come out from the tube.
Step 4: Attach the Pegboard
Whether you decide to use the expensive but super durable Triton pegboad, or a less expensive version, you will need to attach the board to the frame. I simply used long fasteners and drilled through the tubing.
Step 5: Load Up With Tools
Attached your hooks and load up your tools. I don't bother to screw the pegs down because my shop has a smooth floor, but if you take it outside or work on unlevel ground, you might want to.
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