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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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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Should router bits be stored with the gel coating that came on them when they were originally purchased?

My straight router bit came in a little plastic box that has a hole that the shaft of the bit fits into. The other half of the bit (i.e. with the two cutting edges) was covered in some transparent ...
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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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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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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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Considerations using lumber stored outside

I don't have a shop. My reclaimed wood and what little lumber I have are stored in my shed which doubles as workshop and yard storage. As such it is subject to winter and while it is protected from ...
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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 ...
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Can I stack wood finished with Danish Oil while it cures?

This is my first time using Danish Oil. I'm putting in a pine ceiling and wanted to finish it with this because I love the look and because, it being a ceiling, I don't have to worry about too much ...
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How should I set a hand plane down?

I've heard conflicting anecdotal advice on how to put down a hand plane. "Don't put a hand plane down on its bottom; always put it on its side or you'll throw off the blade." (source: Grandfather, ...
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A good way to store wood “outside”?

I have a small shed at home that I attempt to do woodworking in. I need to make more room. I've seen lumber yards with outside storage. Can I store some of my wood outside? Which wood? For wood that ...
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Building a wide storage box

I need to build a storage box that is 6 inch high by 66 inch long by 24 inch deep that can withstand a weight of 72 pounds. What kind of wood should I use? Thank you for your help.
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Plastic wrap finished furniture piece for long term storage?

I'm having to store a hardwood, well made, finished furniture (bed) in a utility space of my finished basement for a while (5 years currently projected). In order to protect it, I'm planning on using ...
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How to store/dry freshly cut lumber (white oak)

I have a very old (approx 200 years) white-oak that is going to be cut down in the next few months. There is a mobile mill that is going to come out and help me cut it in to boards. I will likely end ...
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What are suitable indoor storage options for wood

What are some suitable storage options for wood indoors. Specifically for wood planks ranging 8 - 10 feet long by 10 - 18 inches wide. The thickness is anywhere from 1 - 2 inches. I am looking for ...
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Hang paddles on the wall in a X shape

I have two beautiful canoe paddles that I would like to hang in a criss cross shape on my wall. What is the least intrusive way of doing this, considering I do not have any woodworking experience, and ...
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How to treat tools immediately after de-rusting treatment (molasses)?

I have a set of tools (handplanes, to be precise) currently swimming in a molasses bath for de-rusting. I can find a lot of comparison data with other de-rusting methods, but not so much information ...
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Flip-Cart for Wood Planer - Best Hardware and Construction

I built something that is essentially this: And it has beaten itself to death, almost falling apart. The original cart, like the one in picture, is 2x4 construction, uses allthread to spin on, and ...
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Choosing a CA glue for general purpose woodworking

I have a few specific woodworking uses for cyanoacrylate (CA, aka. 'super') glue. I'd also like to have some around so I can expand my usage as I find good new wood-related applications. My product ...
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Raised platform around bed with built-in storage [closed]

I have a small bedroom where I want to build something similar to this project. As a start point I want to take this bed and build around it. I tried to found some tutorials (or just articles) which ...