Storage

Sharp Edge Protection

    To protect the sharp edges of my scrapers and fine handsaws, I use the spine from a plastic page protector. They’re available at office supply stores. Two bucks will get you a pack of six. They are easily cut to length with a utility knife.        

Behind the Stairs Storage

        In my basement shop every square inch counts! Out of necessity I found a wealth of unused space tucked right under my nose,or should I say feet.That awkward space under the basement steps can easily be turned into a set of deep shelves perfect for storing everything from tools to shop vacuums, and of...

Turn Your Storage World Upside Down

Turn Your Storage World Upside Down In my small garage shop, floor space goes for a premium while the air space overhead goes unused. I came up with a neat little trick to make use of that free space. All I did was bolt together a set of inexpensive metal shelves...

Tool News – Stanley Rolling Workshop Toolbox

Stanley recently introduced the new Rolling Workshop. The new Rolling Workshop (020586R) is a combination of three separate sections that work together to provide one functional storage solution. The bottom bin, which is attached to the chassis, opens up easily to form a workstation with full access to large objects such...

Push-Button Bandsaw Box

  Push-Button Bandsaw Box How do you open it? Just push the bottom drawer. By Alex Snodgrass If you’ve ever been to a woodworking trade show, you’ve probably seen me demonstrating on the bandsaw. I’ve been doing it for, oh, 21 years now–a long run. Last year, I introduced a box whose...

Tackle Box Storage

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...

Tablesaw Tool Drawer

          It seems like I’m always misplacing my push sticks, blade wrench, featherboards and other small tablesaw accessories. To solve my problem I added a shallow drawer under the side feed table. I simply built a wood box that was open in the front and screwed it...

Spray Can Storage

Spray Can Storage I’m a great fan of aerosol finishes, especially now that many of them have adjustable tips that make much less splatter. But my shop got so cluttered with half-used cans that I had trouble finding the color I wanted, so I built this simple storage rack for all...