Using a garage or shed for storing all of one’s tools and components is anything but modern, but doing it in a way that makes it very easy to use is. Today’s simple technologies have allowed us to store an extremely large amount of tools within a relatively small area. Having free workspace is extremely important today in a world where free space is a rare commodity, and knowing what to do to keep things organized is very important.
Storage spaces always help a lot, but for mechanics there are special tool boxes created to hold a large amount of tools within a smaller area. Instead of large and tall spaces, they often have trays a few inches thick along with larger ones towards the bottom to accommodate any tool size. Cabinets are good to put larger tools in, but heavy tools should always be placed in bottom cabinets since placing them in higher ones can often break the cabinet supports. Some people also like to have a tool box with an assortment of common tools so they can have most of what they need wherever the work is being done. Having to walk back and forth makes for a lot of unnecessary effort and wasted time.
Making it Easy to Move
Even though a couple tool boxes can accommodate most tools one may need, moving a huge table saw can be rather impossible for the most part. However, installing ball casters can make it easy to move around, and some even have locks to make sure they stay perfectly still when they are being used. Casters come in a huge variety of materials and with many different features, so carefully considering which would work best is important to ensure that no one gets hurt from something being improperly lifted off the ground. Being able to move large objects around makes a shop much more efficient while making sure it is flexible enough to accommodate almost any instance it could be used for in the future.
Keeping Track of Lubricants
Lastly keeping track of all the expendable lubricants, soaps and other bottles that eventually become empty is important to make sure one does not always have to run to the store when they start on a project. Having a place to keep the close to empty ones or ones that are completely empty in plain view is a good way to remind someone of getting the materials they need while out for future use. This can also similarly be used for tools that must be replaced as well to ensure that a socket is not missing when one needs it the most. Even though it may not seem that important, not having the right tools when one needs them can be extremely difficult to resolve at times when one’s car is taken apart.
Eric Blair writes about office furniture makeover and using wheels from www.coolcasters.com on chairs to make them more useful.