Instructables: exploring - workshop - organizing - shop Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:03:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Magnetic Floor/Yard Cleaner
Magnetic Floor/Yard Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> matrix32176 Have you ever dropped a nail or screw on the floor and not be able to find where it went too until it ends up stuck in your shoe, or worse, your foot? This will help to quickly fix that. Usually the answer is to grab a magnet, get down on the old prayer bones, and sweep around until you hear the t...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:32:16 PDT
Paracord Pegboard Lanyard (space saving shop hack)
Paracord Pegboard Lanyard (space saving shop hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Afternoon Tinkers, Inventors Hackers and Makers. I have been going stir crazy with the cold and figured to be a better TinkerGNome I needed to revisit my work space. Currently I don't have enough storage for my tools and project bits. I am planning on using quite a quantity of pegboard in the coming...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:36:47 PST
Silhouette Style DIY Organization Board
Silhouette Style DIY Organization Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> laffinm I recently moved my shop into my basement and while moving all the stuff, I realized that I needed a kind of organization system to hold some of my hand tools. After a bit of thinking, I came up with this solution, which might not be the best, but works fine for me. The board consists mainly of a la...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:58:04 PST
Coroplast Wall Storage for Tools and Toys
Coroplast Wall Storage for Tools and Toys - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nor-tea-a I'm always trying to make my shop more orderly so today I made some storage cubbies for my power tools. They are quick, easy, cheap, and strong. I tested one out and was able to hang off it as seen in the picture, I'm just shy of 160 lbs so these things are pretty tough. The materials needed for thi...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:08:03 PDT
Heavy Duty Beer Box Organizer
Heavy Duty Beer Box Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> good_apollo I've been saving beer boxes for awhile now in hopes of using them for parts/supplies boxes to aid in the organization of a shop. Actually, if the truth were to be told I was planning on making a shelf to put all of these boxes on, but that time hasn't come yet. Also, I had a better idea for how I ...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:23:33 PDT
Rolling plywood / sheet storage - Made at Techshop
Rolling plywood / sheet storage - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> workislove Rollers that move individually make it easy to pull heavy sheets of plywood and MDF in and out without disturbing the other sheets.  I was inspired to make this by a tip from from American Woodworker magazine, and made it for my small storage space at Techshop San Francisco. ** Vote for me in the W...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:58:27 PDT
PORTABLE ANT STUDY FIELD WORKSTATION - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fikjast Scott I often need a workstation in the field for my study of ants (Myrmecology). My solution was to create a portable, moveable workstation – a way to pack my needs in one container (case) to be transported over rough terrain. From the car to field - ant hill to ant hill - back to car. My requirement...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:42:52 PDT
How to Coil Extension Cords bfk I came across this challenge and read that one of the tasks was coiling an extension cord.  This is actually how I coiled lines when I was living aboard my sailboat.  It's an excellent way to store lines (and extension cords) without knots to untie, snarls to untwist or a mess to clean up when you n...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:00:45 PDT
My Shop Project, Part One blkhawk Back in April I bought a $300.00 Arrow® (USA & Canada) steel shed from Sears®. I kept it in my original shed until the right time to start the assembly. Because of different reasons I had to postpone the assembly a few times. It even rained a few times over the spread parts on my backyard. That is t...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:35:38 PDT
Reuse Cans to Organize
Reuse Cans to Organize - More DIY How To Projects]]> radar518 I know it's a nasty habit, but I dip tobacco.  I have a lot of empty cans lying around that I put back just in case.  I finally figured out things to do with them.  Not everyone out there dips, but I bet you know someone who does.  Get those empty cans.  It takes a few minutes to clean them up, but ...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:57:41 PDT
Liquid Detergent Drainer
Liquid Detergent Drainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> str8shter We use liquid detergent and it always seems that there is a certain amount of product left in the bottle that is just to much of a pain to get out, but at the same time it seems like a waste to throw away perfectly good product. This is my solution to, ....ahem... wasted solution.( Sorry, couldn't r...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 17:31:36 PDT
Keep your essential shop tools organized and accessible - easy and cheap! damianzuch In our shop we have different sections that are somewhat reserved for different types of tools (we have an air tools area, welding area, chop saw/table saw area, etc etc). I like to have a quick access set of the basic shop tools handy in each section. Over the years I've somehow accumulated many mu...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:55:41 PDT
Mask Display Alyssa Ravenwood Masks Building an inexpensive display for masks. by Alyssa, owner and head cow folder at Ravenwood Masks You can make this with TechShop tools! Displaying masks is a challenge. They don’t hang well on a wall or peg board. Wig head displays are cumbersome if you are travelling to v...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:02:14 PST
Toolboxes blkhawk In every shape and size, toolboxes help us keep our tools organized. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:29:20 PST
Shop Organization audreyobscura Often our workshops fall victim to rampant disorganization, but this can be side-stepped an excellent support structure to begin with! The following instructables will show you how to organize every odd and end that has been collecting dust in your shop. Do you have an excellent Shop Organization T...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:57:09 PST
Overhead Tool Storage
Overhead Tool Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> Re-design I hung a 4' florescent light fixture over my electronics work bench for more light.  I started sticking the super magnets from broken hard drives on the outside of the flange.  Then I started hanging my most often needed tools from the magnets.  After I was sure I liked the idea I hot glued the magn...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:23:23 PDT
PVC Zip Tie Organization System
PVC Zip Tie Organization System - More DIY How To Projects]]> 92greenyj So I got really tired of having to dig thru the big old tub of zip ties I get from Harbor Freight to get to the size, color, etc I needed. The bins stink as the bundles come apart and they end up a giant mess as you can see in the second picture showing my inspiration for the finished product.  I th...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:15:23 PDT
About the FLIP Bench! San Juan Carpentry By popular demand, I have made a video about the flip bench I use in my other videos. I didn't build a new one so I hope this is enough information to answer some questions!
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:37:04 PST
The Workspace of Ilpug, or How I learned to Stop Being a Slob And Organize Somewhat ilpug This is where I work, usually. My work area is crammed into the laundry room in my small and slightly junky house. The pictures are fairly self-explanatory. This is merely the latest design of my work area, because I obsessively rebuild it to fit more stuff in it. Any questions?
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 13:42:01 PST
Cheap Shop Organization
Cheap Shop Organization - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zyan I wish I had before pictures but basically my garage floor was completely covered. I would use 2 feet inside the garage and park the car outside and that would be my "organized" area. It took me 15 minutes to find a tool I just used yesterday. Here is hints and tips on how to organize your shop. Th...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 15:41:34 PST
$750.00 Garage workshop
$750.00 Garage workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> gurobuzz The problem- I had  so many tools stuck in boxes and bags for so many years that I ended up  buying duplicates because I  forgot what I had. I needed a shop that would allow me to  keep my tools organized and readily available.  I have a limited income, so going out and buying finished cabinets and ...
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Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:20:01 PST
Workshop Storage
Workshop Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> RangerJ Sufficient and workable storage in a workshop is always a consideration. When I was working out of my garage, I never really got it right. When I purchased a 12x24' shed, I took the time to build in plenty of storage. Plenty of Bins In your workshop, you need plenty of places to store nails ...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:44:25 PDT
Ceiling Storage Solution
Ceiling Storage Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> depotdevoid I'm a bit of a hoarder, I must admit.  Not like, at the level of mental illness or anything, you won't be seeing me on Hoarders any time soon, but I have a tendency to collect bits and pieces of things I think maybe someday I'll use.  Maybe.  Just in case that interestingly shaped piece of whatever ...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:23:18 PDT
DepotDevoid's Depot Devoid of Cleanliness
DepotDevoid's Depot Devoid of Cleanliness - More DIY How To Projects]]> depotdevoid Welcome to the former garage that is my combination workshop and laundry room!   This is the place I spend all the time I possibly can, head phones playing a little Skeptoid and hands busy building something new.  Click this link:  THIS ONE!!! to see a full 360 degree panorama of the shop!  Fo...
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Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:48:42 PST
New Garage/Shop
New Garage/Shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> btmarney I waited two loooong years to begin this project.  When I was ready to start the first time, I found that it was directly over my drain field.  Of course, I could have redesigned my septic sytem, right?  Well, the City informed me that sewers were coming in two years.  To hook up to the sewer was go...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:45:30 PST
My workspace jds1969 I'm a bit of an organization freak when it comes to easy identification and location of rarely used tools. I like new things (i.e. new junk) to simply disappear into the space. The three things I'm most proud of are the shelves made out of discarded cubicle counter-tops, the coffee can lazy-susan an...
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Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:42:31 PST
The Workshop (2009-2011) sensoryhouse My 10' x 60' Hobbie Workspace.  I'm just south of Seattle, about 5 miles from the old Boeing Surplus store (may it rest in peace).  All play, no work.  I'm lucky enough to have a family business that I can share space with.   What may seam like a small fortune in tools actually cost me very little....
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Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:09:15 PST
My Workspace Dnamra This Is my entry for the Share Your Space contest.
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Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:59:50 PST
How To Make A Great Workbench
How To Make A Great Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> Creativeman I have made several of these benches over the years, and it was always the first thing I made when moving into a new house. I like to be organized, and figured it didn't hurt to make it look attractive as well. Basic woodworking skills and the tools that that requires are necessary for a project lik...
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Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST
Quick, Cheap, and Easy Tool Organizer
Quick, Cheap, and Easy Tool Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> aeray While in the process of setting up my new shop, I needed some way to organize and store a bunch of small hand tools. A length of PVC pipe and a few screws solved the problem. Comments/suggestions and ratings are always welcome, and almost always responded to. Fabricate Components Using PVC (or...
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Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:14:03 PST
Laboratory safety for all mad scientists
Laboratory safety for all mad scientists - More DIY How To Projects]]> erik_mccray It's hard enough as it is to take over world governments, but to have to deal with all the responsibilities of an evil mad scientist hell bent on world domination from a hospital bed or with missing body parts is just too much. By just following a few simple guide lines, the only thing that will be ...
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Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:49:15 PDT
Workmate ® tabletop
Workmate ® tabletop - More DIY How To Projects]]> stickmop Add a cleat to a piece of plywood or particle board and you can extend the surface area of your Workmate. You'll lose the clamping ability, but you'll gain a bigger surface for gluing up projects, sorting materials or even sticking the kids in the dining room on their own table at Thanksgiving. Wo...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:08:30 PDT
Building a workshop from scratch
Building a workshop from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> dwj300 After being frustrated by not having enough room to work, not being able to find the right tools and supplies, and spending way too much time looking for things, we decided to clean out a basement utility room and build a workshop. We learned a lot of things along the way and hope our experience wi...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:25:03 PST
The Shop blightdesign My humble little shop in the Poconos.
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Wed, 31 Dec 2008 04:53:52 PST
my dream workshop JaredsProjects The floor would be concrete and would be painted with that durable floor coating stuff. Also one of the walls in the testing area will have storage all the way up and down and there will be all kinds of parts.
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Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:03:14 PST
Making your shop more environmentally friendly.
Making your shop more environmentally friendly. - More DIY How To Projects]]> killerjackalope This 'ible is aimed at both cashiers and the higher ups like managers and supervisors. The aim is to reduce your shop's environmental impact. Other benefits include lowering the running costs of your shop and dealing with less waste and inbound orders of consumables. Starting simple. Now this ...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2008 14:42:30 PDT
Magnetic chuck key holder for drill press
Magnetic chuck key holder for drill press - More DIY How To Projects]]> ewilhelm If you don't have a specific spot for them, drill chuck keys tend to disappear, because every shop user has a different theory on where they should best be stored. I've seen chuck keys stored in the chuck, left in their slot in the chuck (What a terrible idea! Would you do this on a lathe? No! S...
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Fri, 8 Sep 2006 13:17:02 PDT