What's in your Wallet? What goodies you you keep next to your workbench/saw/router

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  • What's in your Wallet? What goodies you you keep next to your workbench/saw/router

    Well, OK really, What is in that basket of odds and ends next to the table saw and router table?
    1. Phillips #2 screwdriver
    2. 4-in one screwdriver
    3. ratcheting screwdriver with hex bit
    4. 12 Oz stubby harbor freight ball peen hammer
    5. large and small magnetic retrievers
    6. 3/4" wood chisel
    7. Sharpie
    8. toothbrush(s) for cleaning stuff
    9. 1/4" hex driver crank for raising and lowering router
    10. 2 glue brush
    11. Accutrax marking knife
    12. Pair of Scissors
    13. 6" adjustable wrench
    14. calculator
    15. A few pairs of takeaway bamboo chopsticks (good for cutting and poking as well as a pair of long reach tweezers for a Chinese guy.)
    16. small 7/16" combination wrench
    17. small 9/16" combination wrench
    18. piece of 3/8" dowel
    19. misc small scraps of wood
    On the end of the TS I have arbor wrenches, 4-in-1 screwdriver for throat plate, plus Allen wrenches for the BT3 I have not ever used. On the front of the Router table, pair of collet and shaft wrenches

    Always out - tape measure, a couple of 6" steel rules, pentel 0.5" mech. pencil for marking. Hanging on a peg: combination square, push shoe, saddle square

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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 03-11-2022, 02:50 AM.
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  • #2
    My toolbox and clamshell cabinets are a few mere steps away from my table saw / router table. So I don't really need a bin like that. HOWEVER, as you might recall I Have wall mounted bins immediately to the right of the table saw / router table. In that are...

    #1. Disposable brushes.
    #2. Variety of gardening and chemical gloves.
    #3. Way too many pegboard pegs.
    #4. DId I mention pegboard pegs?
    #5. Some more pegboard pegs. Yeah I might have a problem. If you followed by shop evolution I started out with WAY too much pegboard and pegs to match. BIG mistake...

    I must admit, I am intrigued by the chopsticks. Mostly because today is Wednesday when our local sushi place sells $7.00 Crunchy Rolls... Must be lunch time...
    Last edited by dbhost; 03-09-2022, 01:37 PM.
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    • #3
      This is my rolling Festool cart and workcenter. I drag it around the shop depending on whereI'm working.

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      On the outboard tray I have
      1. Bench dogs,
      2. Metric Tape, there should be two of them there, I use a Fastcap True32 tape the most.
      3. Metric Ruler
      4. A Festool Toolie which has 90% of the tools necessary to align and adjust Festool stuff
      5. There is usually a packing knife here as well, but it is on another bench.

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      On the main tray I have
      1. Pencils and erasers
      2. A router collet that needs to be put away
      3. The packing knives have pencil blades in them
      4. A Festool flip stop
      5. Scribe Gauge
      6. And for some inexplicable reason, a Rainbird sprinkler nozzle and a baggie of SPD cleats for bicycling shoes.

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      On the base
      1. Quick clamps for the tracks
      2. Quick clamps for the MFT/3
      3. More stops
      4. The orange things drop into holes on the MFT and hold 2x4s for breaking down sheet goods
      5. A base for my trim router that needs to be put away.

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      Hanging on the back side left to right
      1. Squares
      2. Still more clamps
      3. Left handed marking Knife
      4. Hearing Protection
      5. Extender bars for joining Festool rails
      6. Steel Rulers
      7. Marking Gauge

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      • #4
        Actually, nothing. Small shop and most everything is within a step or two away from the saw/router/assembly table/workbench. The workbench seems to fill up with stuff that is in current use.
        Jim Frye
        The Nut in the Cellar.
        ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”