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Rick Scofield

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Workbench, tools organization
« on: October 25, 2011, 08:51:05 PM »

Fellow Labsters, as a weekend warrior having been doing this for over a decade, I am finding myself with an extraordinary amount of audio-related gack piling up in my garage.

My home, being a "fixer-upper" also has several improvement projects going at any given time.

I am struggling to figure out a good way to organize all the audio stuff (soldering irons, wire, spare parts, underused or pulled-from-production rack gear, etc.), and keep it somewhat separated from the household project stuff.

Any ideas, pictures, suggestions?

Thanks,
Rick
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Steve Hurt

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Re: Workbench, tools organization
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 11:43:02 PM »

Stackable plastic tubs w/lids and labels (in a number of sizes)


Fellow Labsters, as a weekend warrior having been doing this for over a decade, I am finding myself with an extraordinary amount of audio-related gack piling up in my garage.

My home, being a "fixer-upper" also has several improvement projects going at any given time.

I am struggling to figure out a good way to organize all the audio stuff (soldering irons, wire, spare parts, underused or pulled-from-production rack gear, etc.), and keep it somewhat separated from the household project stuff.

Any ideas, pictures, suggestions?

Thanks,
Rick
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Geoff Doane

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Re: Workbench, tools organization
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 08:55:38 AM »

You wouldn't want to pay full price for them, but full size racks (steel, 42 or 44 spaces) can work well for this.

We have a couple in the shop.  One has un-used rack gear and rack shelves for  stuff that doesn't rack mount, and the other has the rails moved back to towards the middle of the rack and dowels on hooks between the rails.  The dowels hold different spools of commonly used wire.

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Paul Dershem

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Re: Workbench, tools organization
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 11:52:44 PM »

Fellow Labsters, as a weekend warrior having been doing this for over a decade, I am finding myself with an extraordinary amount of audio-related gack piling up in my garage.

My home, being a "fixer-upper" also has several improvement projects going at any given time.

I am struggling to figure out a good way to organize all the audio stuff (soldering irons, wire, spare parts, underused or pulled-from-production rack gear, etc.), and keep it somewhat separated from the household project stuff.

Any ideas, pictures, suggestions?

Thanks,
Rick

Go to a restaurant supply house and buy as many bus tubs as you need. Then build a simple wooden rack like the one shown in the picture to store them.
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Workbench, tools organization
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 12:42:31 AM »

How about some pics of your set up? I'd love to see what works for you.
Thanks so much


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Re: Workbench, tools organization
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 05:27:06 PM »

I use benches with a riser and storage bins on top of those. Tools, fixtures and jigs on the bench or in a roll away, cable on spools in the overhead. My home is over 100 years old and is always being fixed. Just dedicate a section of the basement to sound.
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