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Handy material storage system

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robert eggleston12/06/2019 21:35:33
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Here is a concept I have recently placed under my new lathe installation. Each tray measures 8x24" inside and accommodates various bars stocks and materials I utilize. Trays can easily be moved to other workshop areas if needed. As soon as I figure out how to publish more than one picture per post I will review the lathe and tooling recently installed in my shop.

Bazyle12/06/2019 21:53:22
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A workshop that clean and tidy. You're kidding us. This is a studio staged shot. wink

robert eggleston13/06/2019 02:07:35
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No Studio here just got tired of grubbing thru 50" plus of shelved bar stocks! Sometimes it helps to take a fresh look at the way we accomplish things in our shops.

Thor13/06/2019 05:47:16
1158 forum posts
33 photos

Hi Robert,

A very nice solution, and as Bazyle says, that is a clean and tidy workshop.


Chris Evans 613/06/2019 08:27:47
1565 forum posts

I spend as much time cleaning and tidying as machining. Still can't get mine looking like that.

Speedy Builder513/06/2019 08:48:51
1891 forum posts
131 photos

Wait until you work with cast iron for a day or two !

Rik Shaw13/06/2019 10:45:31
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352 photos

My stuff gets squeezed into any hole I can find for it and there aren't many of THOSE holes remaining. I'd need a lot of timber for drawers that would hold 4 x 2 metre lengths of 100mm x 60mm MS bars and that would be just the start. Sadly I have had to lose a lot of timber to make room for the barstock so as envious as I am of Roberts elegant solution, pretty storage is a luxury I have no room for.

I hope my wife never looks under the bed in the spare bedroom or finds my secret stash under the floor void of our summer house - I can't stand pain! vamp


Samsaranda13/06/2019 11:50:00
829 forum posts
5 photos

Needing to keep my welding rods in a dry environment they are kept in the bottom of a built in cupboard in the corner of our bedroom, the cupboard has a small tubular heater to keep the environment stable, wife was not too pleased but accepts it now. I despair when I see photos of immaculate workshops, there’s no chance mine will ever look like that.

Dave W

martin perman13/06/2019 11:58:26
1738 forum posts
70 photos

I visited Whitwell Vintage rally last Sunday and found a wood worker selling his wares particularly seed boxes, 15"x9" 2" deep at three for £5 so bought six, ideal for tool and material storage.

Martin P

mechman4813/06/2019 12:11:26
2551 forum posts
385 photos

My storage system...

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I can still see the garage floor... so I must be doing something wrong... thinking


Nick Clarke 313/06/2019 17:58:28
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Posted by mechman48 on 13/06/2019 12:11:26:

I can still see the garage floor... so I must be doing something wrong... thinking


Don't worry the floor will disappear from view sooner or later, I think mine does about 35 milliseconds after clearing it on average!

Blue Heeler14/06/2019 07:17:25
189 forum posts
Posted by Bazyle on 12/06/2019 21:53:22:

A workshop that clean and tidy. You're kidding us. This is a studio staged shot. wink


Nick Hulme14/06/2019 20:15:01
723 forum posts
37 photos

I have Spur Shelving above head height for long lengths and a 900x600x1800mm 1000kg per shelf rack system with mesh shelves for shorter lengths.

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