Questions tagged [storage]

Places to store tools and wood, how, when, where.

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How can I store hand tools so they won't rust?

I currently have a small set of hand tools, but do not use some very often. One hand saw that I own (stored on a shelf with my other tools in the basement) has rusted quite a bit on the blade, and I ...
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Is it better to store wood vertically or horizontally?

Is it better to store wood vertically or horizontally? What are the pros and cons associated with both methods?
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Which solvents can be stored in which plastics? — is there an organic chemist in the house?

Now that coffee cans, and even larger glass bottles, are becoming hard to find, my workshop's pile of containers is mostly plastic. This has me wondering/worrying about which plastics might be ...
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Is vertical storage of sheet goods causing my boards to warp?

I have a consistent problem with warped sheet goods, particularly plywood and MDF. They always seem flat when I buy them, but by the time I use them they are always curved or twisted. It's a source of ...
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Are systainer tool cases of different companies compatible with each other?

My router came in a plastic tool box called a systainer. It is made in a way that the bottom could interlock with the top. this means I could stack multiple of these boxes and lock them together for ...
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How can I store my bandsaw blades?

After I swap out my bandsaw blade for another, I'm left with a large hoop of sharp serrated metal. How can I store this safely.
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When is spalting beneficial for wood?

While I was researching the term "spalting" in wood, I found that there is a very big interest in spalted wood. When is it good for the wood and when isn't it good? I'm referring to another post on ...