A place for everything

Added a pegboard to be the new shadow board for some of the tools. Rather than hammer nails into a board, or use some of the manufactured board version (which looks pretty shabby pretty quickly), I’ve gone for a punched metal version. It looks better, and will outlast the timber version.

Of course, a pegboard creates its own challenges- not able to place things exactly where you’d want, difficult to deal with some tools (like open ended spanners), and the hooks have a habit of leaping out of the holes.

A magnetic strip deals with the open ended spanners, and some hot melt glue should solve the hook issues.

It was $55 for the 1200×600 board (in 3 sections).


6 Responses

  1. Nice picture, but your woodworking credentials just took a hit of course. šŸ™‚ What are those things hanging there.
    By the way, your website still talks about a little tin hut at the bottom of your yard, time for an update.

    • Um – they are there for…..uh….. Woodworking machinery maintenance of course! (Whew).

      Good catch about the description- also applies to my byline in ManSpace mag as well. Of course, it is still a little tin hut at the bottom of the yard. šŸ˜‰

  2. OK Stu, that explains the rings, open enders, shifters and at a stretch, the vice grips, but I’m struggling to work out what sort of ‘machinery maintenance’ requires the use of a Fu-bar or a pipe wrench????
    Please help me understand – šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    • Ah, see that is where my explanation was a little short. Vice grips are great when dealing with dominos, dowels etc. After a dry fitup, sometimes they are still tight, so the vice grips are perfect.

      The Fubar is also easy. Ever had a project just go completely pear-shaped? Infuriating, failed project, meet Fubar. Hope you enjoy your new acquaintenance!

      Pipe wrench…..uh….would you accept hammer substitute? Removing a stubborn chuck from the drill press? How about holding a shaft while tightening the restraining bolts for the belt drive?

  3. Just keep digging that hole, Stu…..

  4. You need the stillsens for the dust extraction system!

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