Making tool holders 2
I then cut these out on a bandsaw, and glued it to another board that will attach to the wall.
Another dowel helps hold the squares straight so they won't hang crooked.
It's happened with my other tool holders that, banging away at things on the workbench, eventually the mallet or the marking gauge slies off the tool holders from vibrations. So I drilled two shallow holes in the bottom of the mallet, and put two sheet metal screws in the shelf to interlock it.
A small ridge in front of the marking gauge keeps it from sliding off also.
I figured the empty spot on the top right of this shelf would be perfect for my dial indicator. I made a small block with a hole in it to keep it from tipping off. The post of the dial indicator fits into it. To remove it, I have to slide it out from under.
To cut the angled part of the profile, I made a spacer block to hold the workpiece on the saw at an angle. Here, holding a strip of wood between the workpiece and the fence. It's just the right width from the fence, so I need to set the fence to that.
This is really hard to explain with pictures. To get a better understanding, watch the video.
I then draw a line about 6 mm from the edge, and cut that with a bandsaw. Also, cutting some curves and corners on the ends to style it a bit nicer.
The plane fits in the holder like a wedge, which can make the plane hard to pull out. To prevent it from wedging in, I'm adding two screws to the bottom of the holder to act as a stop, before it gets tight.
I guess I could have put the nails straight in the plywood, but this looks nicer, and the wrenches are easier to grab. I'm only hanging the stubby ones. If I need more torque, I have the full sized ones in a drawer.
I end up moving the tool holders from time to time, which leaves small screw holes. A french cleat system would make it easier to move stuff, but is much less flexible, and I find the few extra screw holes still less ugly than a french cleat system, and a lot less work.
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