Storage in the shop

woodchucker

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Great storage ideas on this video. This guy takes a trip over to another garage, the guy used to be a tool and die maker.

Some great ideas. I want the vac... nice.. remote control....
I have a remote, but its one of those Christmas time remotes... Wish I could mount it on an elbow like that.
really some neat ideas.. long... so you probably want to watch it at 1.5 to 1.75
 

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There are some good ideas in there.

A friend gave me the central vac out of his house and it’s been waiting. I recently mounted it, connected a cyclone separator, and ran a hard tube to my machining section, where I mounted it to the side of a :
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You can just see it tucked in behind the mill:
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I have a 20’ flex tube that will reach all the machines and can stay plugged in.
I need to add a gate valve so I can put another outlet or two in the other shop section.
 

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I'm embarrassed to post this but I'm doing it anyway in hopes that publicly shaming myself will spur me to fast-track the timeline on getting my shop storage situation finally in order. I think there is the start of some good ideas here (pallet rack mezzanine, parts boxes, etc) but it just isn't complete.

 

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@strantor

Good for you, posting the video. I hope it achieves it's stated purpose.

Please keep posting your incremental progress. Seeing your progress can be motivational to those of us that need to do the same.
 

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yea, you have a big space, but some organizing and you'll be able to work on multiple projects easily. I'm surprised you don't already have those wires on the rods mounted. Seems like a no-brainer if you are wiring all the time. you have plenty of wall space to mount a whole wall of spools.

I am curious what you come up with. I always like to see how others solve the problems so I can see if any ideas fit my problems. I am sure we all do the same.

Good luck man.
 

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Ill love to see a follow up video to that. I have a medium flat rate box full of spooled sandpapers that i would love to hang on a rod for storage. My question always comes of where can i put it that is a good solid spot. For me i am thinking in my basement ceiling and attach to the rafters. I always worry about screwing into them though and causing damage when its the structure to our floors upstairs. But i think i would have better use of it up there atleast then in a box hard to sort through.
 

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Ill love to see a follow up video to that. I have a medium flat rate box full of spooled sandpapers that i would love to hang on a rod for storage. My question always comes of where can i put it that is a good solid spot. For me i am thinking in my basement ceiling and attach to the rafters. I always worry about screwing into them though and causing damage when its the structure to our floors upstairs. But i think i would have better use of it up there atleast then in a box hard to sort through.
I wouldn't think twice about attaching them there. We're just talking wood screws right? I mean, that's how the whole house is made; wood screws and nails driven straight into supporting structure. How are the floors attached to the top of the rafters? I wouldn't even be too worried about augering half inch holes through them to slide a bar through. Then it's easy to take down and add/remove spools.
 
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