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Jul 9th, 2021 at 8:00am
 
I see lots of shop organization products for sale these days aimed at DIYer's, handymen/women and woodworkers, The funny thing is that the people in those areas of of work could easily build these things themselves and usually for much less.
Clamp racks  and little shelves for that special tool, seem to be popular offerings.
So my question is, do you prefer to build or buy shop organizers and similar items?

I prefer to build most of mine, mainly because I can customize it to my needs, not to mention usually much cheaper.
Here's an example of what I mean.
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Reply #1 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 8:49am
 
My question is...how many cordless drills does the average person have that they need to hang them in groups? Smiley

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Reply #2 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 9:14am
 
I'm guessing that Ed hasn't purchased the $25 Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register either. Smiley

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Reply #3 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 9:14am
 
Build.  My cordless drill has a special place...  where ever I set it down. Cheap & easy Cheesy Grin
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Reply #4 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 9:39am
 
It;s not just WP, it's all of them. I'm sure I could find almost equally simple items at Rockler and Woodcraft as well. The A frame clamp rack comes to mind

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Here's the one I built 17 years ago, it was clean back then and not overflowing. It also didn't cost me near as much as the above.
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Reply #5 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 3:34pm
 
Two prime reasons I build my own. Economy & Adaptability. No matter how a system works today you will outgrow it.  You had 2 chucks, so where do the new ones go. At one time I had 6 routers. Easy to reconfigure your own builds. I used to have stuff 8' off the floor but it all had to come down to 6' or less. If I could redo my shop I would line the walls with self made french cleats so every cabinet, hanger, shelf, etc. could be shifted around, replaced or whatever. I panelled my walls with 3/4 ply so I could drive a nail for a quick hook or attach something where needed.
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Reply #6 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 5:34pm
 
David Moeller wrote on Jul 9th, 2021 at 3:34pm:
If I could redo my shop I would line the walls with self made french cleats so every cabinet, hanger, shelf, etc. could be shifted around, replaced or whatever. I panelled my walls with 3/4 ply so I could drive a nail for a quick hook or attach something where needed.


What, no pegboard with the tools outlined, I'm shocked.
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Reply #7 - Jul 9th, 2021 at 8:32pm
 
Thinking of auctioning the ply. Wife and I could go on a long cruise. Grin MOE
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Reply #8 - Jul 15th, 2021 at 12:54pm
 
I look at different designs and then design and build my own to meet my requirements.

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Reply #9 - Jul 15th, 2021 at 12:57pm
 
Ed, do you like your clamp rack design? or is there something you would change?
No sure I would build similar or not, but my rack is out of space, so thinking about something more vertical.

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Reply #10 - Jul 15th, 2021 at 2:21pm
 
Let me get back to you with some photos and some explanations.
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