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Portable Tool Rack

By: John Doyle
Keep the tools you need most close at hand. These handy racks can be moved anywhere in the shop.

I often find myself walking back and forth from my tool cabinet to my workbench to fetch a tool. In order to save a few steps, I made a set of these portable tool racks. The racks allow me to bring several of my commonly used hand tools to my bench. They store conveniently out of the way when not being used.

The tool racks are made from 3?4"-thick solid stock. Each rack is customized to fit whatever hand tools you need to keep close by. I have one rack for screwdrivers, one for chisels, and one for layout tools.

The tool racks utilize a French cleat-style mounting system. The support base of the mounting system is simply a plywood board with a 45° angle cut on the top edge. It can be clamped to the end of my workbench when in use. I made my support base long enough to hold two individual tool racks at the same time.

Published: March, 7 2019
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