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Old 07-06-2019, 05:37 PM
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Default Garage and workshop organization

I did not see a thread about this, so I thought it would be great to share ideas how you organize your tools and equipment in your shop and garage, as well to get ideas and inspiration to organize your place.

Here are a few drawers I did to get it started.

All the blue items are 3D printed.




The dividers are made from galvanized sheet metal.






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Tidy! Why do you have so many offset wrenches? Lots of dupes?
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New project started for my printer

Any chance you wanna share the stl?
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Yeah my boy would have that a mess in no time

Looks great. If you need my address let me know
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Nice setup

I always like to see what others guys are doing, if only to chock it away in the memory banks. Also cool to see the custom wrenches, each one tells a story. How long do you curse and wish you were somewhere else before you pull out the red wrench and make your tool fit?

I'm pretty happy with the plier organizer I picked up, much better than a drawer full of tools but that you have to sort through every time.
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New project started for my printer

Any chance you wanna share the stl?
No problem. The only thing is that I designed them so it fits exact to the sockets and wrenches I got. There are many stl files for sockets and wrenches out there, but I could not find any which would work for me, so I made my own.

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Tidy! Why do you have so many offset wrenches? Lots of dupes?
Because there are that many. Sometimes you need a specially shaped one to get to a fastener. At a minimum I have short pattern/stubby, regular, long pattern, deep offset box, crows foot, ratcheting. I have several in the snap-in holders where you can grab them all and go.

I store my sockets on sticks. Very compact. Again, eventually you'll end up w/ a dozen+ sets (3 drive sizes, 6 & 12 point, deep socket, impact and swivel varieties too.)
Have tried the trays and you can't take them to the work.
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Yeah I meant those things to the left of the crows foot things. I totally get having a ton of other wrenches. This makes me think that I should store mine upright like there ones to the right.

One thing I hate though is.picking up one thing and everything else comes with it.

I also hate crawling under the car with a 15 and needing to go back and get the 16mm. Thanks BMW. I can't win.
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looks great...wouldn't expect anything less...

i am just a mess and know i will never be anything else...as much as i try...smile.
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Sometimes you need a specially shaped one to get to a fastener.
I was going to tackle a job on my car, and reading some guides, there were several comments that this specific type of pliers made during the 40s makes it so much easier. Found some on eBay for cheap.

Now, I have no idea what that job was or why I got them. But they look cool hanging on the pegboard...
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