Open Workshop Setup

Author avatarTimm Wille | Last edit 9/12/2019 by Clementflipo

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Create a simple worspace setup to manage and organise your tools and materials
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
8 hour(s)
Categories
Electronics, Machines & Tools, Recycling & Upcycling
Cost
100 USD ($)
Other languages:
Deutsch • ‎English
License : Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

Introduction

Creating a organised workshop is key for your active work on projects.

So we came up with a simple and cheap way of doing it, the more material you upcycle to build it, the more you can reduce the costs.

Materials

  • 2x plywood (90x60cm, 90x120cm)
  • nails (100, 60, 40, 25 mm)
  • timber (for the box) + leftover plywood sheets
  • long timber (120x7cm)
  • boxes
  • water bottles (1.0 & 0.5 l)
  • solid wooden table (120x70x90cm)

Tools

  • hammer
  • saw
  • sissors
  • tape measure
  • water level
  • square
  • sandpaper
  • documentation camera/smartphone cam

Step 1 - Space selection & preparation

  • You need a space where you can work, so at least 8x bigger than your original workshop spot
  • use a corner of the room (about 2.0x1.0m Space minimum)
  • keep lights and accessebillity in mind
  • kreate an overview of tools and materials you have
  • start looking for a good sized plywood for your tools (big) and your small materials (small)
  • use a solid table as base for the construction (at least 90cm high and 70cm deep)
  • have a powerplug close to it
  • cut the wood sheets



Step 2 - prepare tools & materials

  • sort materials and tools by type and usage
  • cut the bottles to fill with materials (screws, bolts, nuts, washers, hooks, rivets etc.)
  • place the tools in order on the ground to the sheet (try different setups)
  • draw a fine line with a pencil around the tools
  • cut the parts for the box and the skrewdriver board and add it to the wall setup
  • nail everything to the board and remove the tools


Step 3 - Fix the boards to the wall

  • fix the tool board
  • fix the material board
  • fix the timber board for extra space (allowing it to remove the table still holding everything in place)

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