My quest for better shop organization never ends. While I don't exactly get paid for it- and it actually ends up distracting me from getting work done sometimes- I'm convinced that it's a net gain. Working in a shop that is clean and organized and a pleasure to be in has to be good for productivity, right? After rearranging some of the big elements in my shop the other day (i.e. machines and shelving units) I found that I needed to tackle some small-scale issues, too. And that led me to building this wall-mounted chisel rack. It'll keep chisels from getting damaged and banged around (this was a problem when they were formerly housed in a drawer), and they'll always be right within arm's reach when I need them. It's a quick and satisfying project that I highly recommend.
|I used my tablesaw and chop saw to cut out the parts. There are two strips that measure|
20" x 1" x 5/8", and two blocks that are 2" x 1" x 1". Vary the dimensions as you like.
|I glued the blocks to the strips using cyanocrylate (superglue) because|
it is strong and fast-drying. Yellow glue would work, too.The blocks
need to be set in 1.5" from the ends.
|The spacing matters because I planned on driving screws|
through the blocks into my wall studs, which are at 16" centers.
|A pair of clamps held the "sandwich" together during the|
15 minutes it took to dry.
|Once the glue was dry, I pre-drilled holes for the screws.|
|A stud-finder made it easy to position the rack.|
|And here it is, attached to the wall with a pair of 4" screws.|