And it works, doc. I've used the rack the last few days and it's so much easier to get a particular piece out rather than rifling through a bunch of plastic bags hanging up.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:34 PM
Well my drawers worked sort of. Idea was sound, but not enough of them...I made 2 of them 10" wide 3/4 deep. Thought about adding another one but I don't think that will be enough either. So now i have some 3/4 thin wall plastic tubing ordered from a local glass shop. I don't have room for a lot of tubes, but i hope a couple dozen will fit in my space. if the tubes cover everything, I could have a couple drawers left over....Guessing it will use all of everything i make. I will post photos when i get finished.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:56 AM
Well,, I finally got something finished with the storage issue. Took a while since i promised myself I would start cleaning up the workbenches in the garage too. Saturdays in the garage and sundays in the workshop. Here is a before...
All I had was a few PVC pipes glued together to make a horizontal rack.
first attempt -2 drawers which didnot provide near enough room.
Found a local glass shop that could get me polycorbonate tubing and cut it to length. 24 pieces 6" for a buck each and about 2 1/2 feet left over. I have since found that the tubing can be cut niceley with a pipe cutter. Went to menards and picked up a sheet of .093 polycarbonate sheet. Cut out discs with a hollow puch and hammer then glued them to one end. Made a rack and I am done right? Still not enough room so I made anther drawer so everything fits and is off the workbench.
Overall pleased with the results and now I can get to work on something else. Thanks to all of you for your ideas and photos, you gave me the inspiration to make something better than I had!
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:01 AM
I got some Cheap 1 inch diameter 11 inch tall Clear tube for storage.
They were at Wally's in the Christmas clearance, and filled with Gumballs!!!
I paid 49, Cents each for 6.
Oh, They were Candy Canes!!
Went back for more, but they were gone.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:24 PM
Very nice, Steve. It's nice to be organized and find stuff right away when you need it.