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Homebuilt Tool Storage Carousel
Jerry Lanser, Longmont, Colo.: 的 have a 4 by 8-ft. freestanding workbench which works great, but there was never enough room to store commonly used tools close by. So I built a storage carousel that keeps my tools readily accessible, yet I can quickly move it out of the way if necessary.I keep the carousel on a nearby table.
鄭n old truck brake drum serves as the base. Iwelded an 11-in. length of 3/4-in. dia. pipe vertically to the center of the base, theninserted a 45-in. long, 3/4-in. dia. solid vertical rod onto which I had welded three10-in. angle iron wings. The wingssupport a 3/4-in. thick by 24-in. dia. plywood tray.
的drilled a series of different size holes about 1/2 in. from the outside edge of the tray in order to store screwdrivers andpliers,etc. The inner part of the tray holds an assortment of items, includingtape measures, a drill bit rack, knives, pencils and other general use items. I located the tray at least 12 in. above the table solarger screwdrivers won稚 drag on it.
的 also placed a layer of pegboard on either side of the vertical bar. The pegboard can either be attached to the rod or allowed to spin independently of the bar and tray.



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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #2