Storage

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Q & A: Proper Varnish Storage

Q: Does varnish go bad sitting on the shelf? A: Unopened varnish should last for years on the shelf when kept away from excessive heat. When a can is opened and the finish exposed to oxygen, curing can begin. If the finish skins over, remove the skin and add mineral spirits to restore the...

Rollers Ease Plywood Storage

Rollers Ease Plywood Storage Before I installed these rollers, sliding plywood in and out of my storage rack used to wear me out. It also damaged the edges of the sheets. Now plywood sheets glide in and out.I cut the 2-1/2-in.-dia. rollers from 3/4-in. hard maple on my drill press using a fly cutter....

AW Extras 4/10/14 – Tablesaw Tool Drawer

Tackle Box Storage This is my all-time favorite way to store screws, small hardware and router bits. Fishing tackle boxes come in a variety of sizes and shapes but I picked this one because the inner utility boxes have lids to keep stuff from spilling and the adjustable dividers allow me to use the...

AW Extra 12/19/12 – Tubular Storage

Tubular Storage Here’s my solution for storing skinny things like wood trim and edge banding. I bought a 12-in.-dia. by 8-ft.-long cardboard concrete form at a home center for about $14. I slid plywood dividers into the tube and added a few screws to hold the dividers in place. I hung it from the...

AW Extra 11/21/13 – Flammables Cabinet

Flammables Cabinet Keep your shop and family safe! Have you got finishing supplies scattered all over your shop? Concerned that they’re a fire hazard? Organize them into this cabinet built out of one sheet of plywood and you’ll sleep better at night. The basic purpose of a flammables storage cabinet might come as a...

AW Extra 10/31/13 – Tablesaw Storage Cabinet

Tablesaw Storage Cabinet All of your tablesaw accessories close at hand By Eric Smith The last time I could find them all, I counted 18 accessories for my tablesaw. Dado set, push sticks, throat plates, extra blades, miter gauges, tenoning jig, wrenches, etc.—they’re all essential and they were all over the place. The problem...

AW Extra 10/3/13 – 9 Ways to Untangle Wires

9 Ways to Untangle Wires By Brad Holden Electric spaghetti. That’s what most of us have lurking behind our computer desks and entertainment centers. Every time you want to add or take out a component, unsnarling that mess can be a real nightmare. There’s a term for the solution: wire management. The best new...

Woodworking Tool News – Bosch L-Rack System

Bosch L-Rack System As the newest addition to Bosch Power Tools’ customizable Click & Go™ system, the L-Rack allows professionals to expand their current storage system for increased organizational capability and versatility. Launching this month, the L-Rack features convenient single-click stacking and can be used to add additional storage to L-Boxxes or to create...

AW Extra 4/11/13 – At-Hand Tool Storage

At-Hand Tool Storage By Bob Ungar I hate fumbling around in drawers or digging into cabinets for tools.That’s why I love perf-board. It displays my hand tools out in the open where I can grab them the instant I need them. But, rather than having one big piece of perf-board in one location, I cut the stuff up...