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i was always misplacing my squares so i decided i wanted a dedicated place for them but always at hand while at my bench
so i came up with this idea
why not use some wasted space

Step 1:

First plan where you want your squares to be
then gather the tools you will need

**NOTE ***

tools i used in this project :

tape measure
cicular saw
jig saw
wood cutting bit for dremel
sand paper

alternitive tools
drill bits
tylerg20022 years ago
I've been drawing up plans for a work bench that folds up against the garage wall when not in use. I have a garage barely big enough for my little car, and I'm always looking for ways to save space. This will be a perfect addition to my current design. Thanks for sharing!
your welcome and thank you for the comment
and good luck on your project
batteriesnotincluded (author) 2 years ago
thank you everyone
i am pleased to see that i could help someone else
Definitely doing this in my workshop, also while listening to Chevelle
bambauer2 years ago
great idea!
l8nite2 years ago
great idea !
batteriesnotincluded (author)  l8nite2 years ago
thank you
AlexLPD2 years ago
Nice clean solution =)
batteriesnotincluded (author) 2 years ago
thanks everyone for the comments
im not sure about the router tho but if the bit will go thru a inch and a half then yes it could be used
thanks for that suggestion

Really clever idea, I appreciate methods that not only are functionally efficient but also use otherwise null space.
daleruisky2 years ago
What a great idea. I have a similar bench and think i will do this. Those squares are so hard to store.
profpat2 years ago
this is a great idea, hanging my squares on the peg board takes too much time to get it.
pudtiny2 years ago
You could use a router to do this
pudtiny pudtiny2 years ago
It is a great idea
paganwonder2 years ago
Now that is an awesome idea...to the shop I go!
thank you
and i am glad to see someone else can use this as well
batteriesnotincluded (author) 2 years ago
thank you for the replys and comments
and thank you lewisb42 for pointing that about the nails or screws
i had forgotten that very important part
mh76dk the weight of the squares are very minimal so i dont think they will get bent but one could always add a second 2x4 behind to add extra support if so desired
thanks again for the repleys and i am still new to the instuctable site and posting

lewisb422 years ago
An excellent idea!

For safety, before cutting the slits check that no nails or screws used in the workbench construction will be in the way of your cut. (Your bench appears to have similar construction to mine, meaning screws holding the top to the skirt would potentially cross the cut lines.) The best case is you end up damaging your saw blade; the worst case is dangerous kickback.
mh76dk2 years ago
This is a very common way to store tools you need handy. In older workshop tables you can find these lines in the top surface, along with holes for your hammer and other such tools (your horisontal side-insert puts a little twist on it and makes it nicer looking for a more varied workshop - I do have to wonder if it can end up bending the squares).

I hope that did not come out as negative. These tricks are often forgotten over time and it is great to see them re-invented/re-discovered.