Back in February of 2016, I published an Instructable on 9 Unusual Tool Storage Methods for Your Workshop, which is now one of my most viewed Instructables, with over 100,000 views!
Since I can't stand messy workshops, and got so much positive feedback in part 1, In this Instructable, I'll show part 2, with 9 more unusual ways to store your workshop tools!
Let's get started!
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Step 1: "Floating" Pliers/Tweezers Rack
I think this one is my favorite tool holder. It looks like it floats, but is actually really strong, and saves me A TON of space!
For my pliers, I drilled a hole into my pegboard, and then epoxied in bent rod. This can hold a lot of pliers, wire cutters, and several more... For my tweezers, I drilled a hole into my pegboard again, and then glued a dowel, which I had previously CA glued a metal rod in the middle. Other than the fact that it's a bit too short, it works really well, and I think it should last me a long time.
Step 2: Drill Storage - a Hole in My Workbench!
Drill a hole in your workbench? Yes!
A really simple method for storing your drill is to drill a hole in your workbench, and mount your drill's bit inside the hole. This way you can return it quickly, and return it when you're done drilling.
I think I'll do this as soon as I fix my drill...
Step 3: Salvaged Metal Rods
I have quite a bit of ~1mm rods, which I have salvaged from CD/DVD Rom's. These are extremely useful for storing all sorts of tools such as Hand-Planes, hammers, and mallets. I also use a bigger rod for storing all four of my spring clamps.
Alternatively, you can also use wooden dowels
Step 4: Container Tool Storage!
For almost a year, I've been Storing my small screwdrivers with a strip of magnets to the wall. It worked really well, except for the fact that the magnets weren't strong enough.
I secured the small plastic container to the wall with screws and washers, and then added some CA glue for extra strength
Bonus: Can you guess where this plastic container came from?
Step 5: World's Biggest Box Joints!
Worlds biggest box joints? Hmmm...
I cut a small piece of wood and then used a handsaw and a chisel to make a "box joint". This can be done easily with either a table-saw or a bandsaw too. I then screwed it into my pegboard/wall
This method works really well for storing mallets and hammers, but it can also work well for storing clamps, and other similar tools.
Step 6: Clamp Clamps to the Edge of Your Workbench
Clamping clamps to the edge of your workbench- Perhaps the world's easiest way of storing tools...
This method should work for all types of clamps, but it works really well for spring clamps, bar-clamps, kant-twist clamps, and wooden hand-screw clamps
Step 7: Metal Book Dividers for Shelves - Hand-Plane Holders!
I'm not sure how I thought of this, but my previous and-plane holder was a metal bookshelf divider / shelf end...
I screwed the metal divider into my pegboard, and placed all of my planes onto it. The one I used can hold both of my wooden hand-planes without dulling them thanks to the hole in the middle. See both pictures for more information...
Step 8: Square Screw Hooks
While I did show this method in part one, I thought I would put it in this Instructable too, since I think that is is either the best, or the second best option.
I use square screw hooks to hold many of my tools, such as hammers, my anvil, my speed square, my bar-clamps, and many more.
Step 9: Holes in Wood! - Drill-Bit Organizer
I've seen several people make these, and that's because they're really easy to make. All you need is a drill, and if you have drill-bits, you should already have one...
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