Tool Wall

Jeremy Scuteri

Jeremy
Staff member
Corporate Member
I'm starting to take advantage of the empty wall space in the shop. I turned my workbench around so that the wall would be accessible by simply turning around. The large tool wall surface is drywall with a piece of OSB attached and painted white. The OSB was leftover from the shop floor.

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The tool wall has a bunch of little shelves made from scrap material, much of it is screwed together. I really like having things accessible like this.
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I also put some commonly used items over here. Small clamps, glue, blue tape, pencil
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And of course my NCWW Sticker!
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drw

Donn
Corporate Member
Jeremy it looks to me like you are getting your shop geared up to start posting on Youtube! All you need are lights (no, you already have plenty of lighting), a camera .... WoodWhispering with Jeremy!
 

Hmerkle

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Hank
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Now you just need to get yourself a "Real bench" and you can throw-away all those noisy machines! ha ha
That looks great!
I agree with Chris - I especially like the chisel "totes"
 

Pop Golden

Pop
Corporate Member
"Long ago in a Galaxy far away" I was a graphic & dimensional designer. When I started redoing my shop (it's still going on) I did a lot of research and designing. At the time the wife and I were discussing relocating. With that in mind all my designs were cabinets that I could take with me. I will finish up this winter with a dust collection system. We have now decided to stay put were we are. The cabinets however are working out well. You're wall looks great. I would have that route if I had only known we were not relocating.

Pop


PS: Ok DRW. I am kicking around posting on Facebook. Have 2 different show ideas. Their still under wraps. This is in case I get chicken and don't follow through.
 
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NOTW

Notw
Senior User
How do you like having your workbench floating from the wall? I have always pushed mine against the wall and then I reach over for tools on the wall. Not sure if turning around is better or reaching over is better?
 

Jeremy Scuteri

Jeremy
Staff member
Corporate Member
How do you like having your workbench floating from the wall? I have always pushed mine against the wall and then I reach over for tools on the wall. Not sure if turning around is better or reaching over is better?
I really like having the workbench away from the wall. I can see a few advantages (from my perspective at least)

1. Access to all sides of the bench can be handy
2. I have a bad back, so leaning over to grab things usually is a good thing for me to avoid
3. I think you can use more of the wall space. Easier to reach higher items when you are right by the wall and things can hang below the level of the bench.

The downside is that it will take up more space. That can be a big downside.
 

Jeremy Scuteri

Jeremy
Staff member
Corporate Member
Jeremy it looks to me like you are getting your shop geared up to start posting on Youtube! All you need are lights (no, you already have plenty of lighting), a camera .... WoodWhispering with Jeremy!
YouTube can be very controversial. Best to keep it light.

Episode Number One: Sharpening, Dust Collection and SawStop :)
 

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