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Central Shelves Keep His Shop Organized
Keep your portable power tools organized on a freestanding shelf rack in the center of your shop. Itís such a simple idea, that Charles Pearcy, 81, canít figure out why he didnít do it a long time ago.
ďI got tired of looking for tools all over the shop,Ē says the Weatherford, Texas, woodworker. He and a friend, Jeff Meador, build rustic furniture out of mesquite and pecan wood and iron and have several cutting and sanding tools and supplies.
The shelf is located between two rows of large power tools, most of which are on castors so they can be moved easily.
Pearcy made the three 12-ft. long shelves out of 1 by 12ís left over from another project. He added vertical boards and diagonal bracing to prevent sagging and 2-ft. boards on the 4-ft. ends for stability. Tools are easy to access from both sides of the rack. The vertical ends also work well to hang measuring tools.
Besides being able to find tools, the handy shelves keep Pearcy motivated to put everything away at the end of the day.
ďAll in all, it works well in my shop, saving me steps and time hunting tools. I only wish Iíd thought of it sooner,Ē he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Charles Pearcy, 211 W. Couts St., Weatherford, Texas 76086 (ph 817-596-3344; wells-pearch@msn.com).


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