I'm trying really, really hard not to clutter up the M715 thread with off topic stuff... So I'll clutter up Tool & Shop instead!
My wife kept suggesting I put a pegboard wall up in the garage. She got me Hope Depot gift card for my birthday last November that was JUST to be used for pegboard. So this weekend I decided to satiate her pegboard fetish.
She had already bought me 2 50 piece boxes of pegboard hooks from Harbor Freight... But they were having a sale this weekend so I bought some more assorted hooks, 2 magnetic strips (wish I'd bought more of those now... HANDY) and some other crap. Got a 4x8 sheet of pegboard at Home Depot, a plastic shelf that isn't nearly as handy as I thought it'd be, and another box of assorted hooks and things. I already had a few 1x4 sheets of pegboard laying around.
I found 8 of these cool brackets laying around somewhere. They aren't quite wide enough for a 2x4 so I had to cut the boards down about a 1/2 inch.
Just pasting the 4x8 sheet up wasn't going to work, a 4 foot spread isn't really practical for me.. either reaching too low to get stuff or it's up too high. I set the bottom at the same height as my rolling table and the top at a comfortable reach. I think it ended up at 41 inches top to bottom.
I used 1/4 lag bolts to attach the brackets to the boards and 3/8 carriage bolts through the uprights on the shop wall. The boards are flush with the uprights.
I cut two pieces out of the 4x8 pegboard, 41"x4'. unscrewed the outlet box from the upright so I could tuck the edges of the pegboard underneath it, Then screwed those pieces onto the 2x4s.
I finished out one side with the leftover white pegboard and the other with one of the old brown pegboard sheets I already had. No pics of that yet.
Probably should have gone a little higher with the top boards, more usable peg holes and I could still screw heavy hangers into the 2x4s.
I spent the rest of the day hanging some stuff up and doing a LOT of sorting. And sorting sockets... holy crap. I have 32 of most sizes and just one or two of others.
If anybody needs a few pounds of 4.5mm or 9/32 sockets give me a holler...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
1990 Trooper 2.8 V6 Auto (Wrecked... sent to the crusher)
1993 Shortbed, regular cab Z71 (Donated to step-son #2)(deceased, parted out)(Forums for GM and fullsize 4X4s suck... so I'm still hanging out here)
1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe 289 & 4 speed (on jack stands awaiting new floorboards, interior and rebuilt T-10)
1968 Kaiser M715, Chevy 350/700r4, stock NP200 and 5.87 gears... prepping for Ford 390/T-18/divorced NP205 transplant.. .just because.