Workshop Paperwork

Workshop Paperwork

To store project plans, reference materials and magazine clippings, keep at least one two-drawer file cabinet in your workshop. You may be able to tuck them under existing workbenches. Or, if you will be building new workbenches, design them to accommodate the...
Workshop Paperwork

Optimizing Tool Storage

Imagine working on a project and having all the tools and parts you need right there. That’s what you strive for when you storing and organizing your tool collection. Your tool storage equipment should provide you with these three important elements: Security...
Workshop Paperwork

Workbench Planning

If you are building a bench or table that won’t be used for off-feed support for materials being processed, some general height recommendations include either 34-in. high, knuckle high, or hip-pocket high.
Workshop Paperwork

Storing Screws & Nails

Over the coarse of a few projects, you can accumulate quite a collection of small screws, nails, and other small parts. There are several ways you can store these items; baby food jars, small paper bags, soup cans, or even a multi-drawer small parts organizer. The...
Workshop Paperwork

Powertool Placement

Generally allow about 2-in. from the back of the tool to the wall, but be sure to leave space for any sawdust collection equipment you plan to install, including the ductwork and any attachments to it or to the tool.
Workshop Paperwork

Bucket Storage

You can use several plastic 5-gal. buckets fitted with tough nylon tool holders to help organize your shop. When not being used they can be hung up neatly on screw hooks to the side of your workbench or inside a special cabinet. Using several buckets will allow you to...