Garage tool storeage porn

So been mooching about looking for storage to tidy up the garage as it's a proper dump.

Ideally wanted one of these but really can't justify the money
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So blagged these today for £60 for the set and 20mins cleaning them to get rid of the muck/paint spray has brought them up OK other than a few scrapes and scuffs the bottom unit is a Draper unit reckon the pair were around £500 for both new and the Clake one will go with the other one I picked up along with a Halfords pro mid set of drawers should have a tidy set to get most of my stuff into without turning into a Mac tool /snap on fanboi along with the halfords advanced tools I've got shouldn't need much more,

Whats your garage porn set up like?

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Find a office furniture supplier and you can get these for free when they refit offices as well as all kinds of metal cabinets and sets of drawers, they all go in the recycling skip.

Some of the very old green stuff is made by Vickers .

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The Open University furniture warehouse is near me and there's all this stuff in their skip every week, it's not hard to find. All my workshop storage is office stuff. I used to have a bench made with 4 cut down filing cabinets with a 30 mm ply top bolted straight on.
 
So been mooching about looking for storage to tidy up the garage as it's a proper dump.

Ideally wanted one of these but really can't justify the money
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So blagged these today for £60 for the set and 20mins cleaning them to get rid of the muck/paint spray has brought them up OK other than a few scrapes and scuffs the bottom unit is a Draper unit reckon the pair were around £500 for both new and the Clake one will go with the other one I picked up along with a Halfords pro mid set of drawers should have a tidy set to get most of my stuff into without turning into a Mac tool fanboi along with the halfords advanced tools I've got souldnt need much more,

Whats your garage porn set up like?

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What are Mac tools?
 
Find a office furniture supplier and you can get these for free when they refit offices as well as all kinds of metal cabinets and sets of drawers, they all go in the recycling skip.

Some of the very old green stuff is made by Vickers .

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The Open University furniture warehouse is near me and there's all this stuff in their skip every week, it's not hard to find. All my workshop storage is office stuff. I used to have a bench made with 4 cut down filing cabinets with a 30 mm ply top bolted straight on.
I've made a bench out of an old pallet, some spare fence posts and a bit of left over osb board from when we got the house total cost £0, And fitted a BFO record pipe fitters vice I got for £15 There's a nice bench for sale near me just now for £25 with sockets etc built in could be temped to get that instead.
 
Find a office furniture supplier and you can get these for free when they refit offices as well as all kinds of metal cabinets and sets of drawers, they all go in the recycling skip.

Some of the very old green stuff is made by Vickers .

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The Open University furniture warehouse is near me and there's all this stuff in their skip every week, it's not hard to find. All my workshop storage is office stuff. I used to have a bench made with 4 cut down filing cabinets with a 30 mm ply top bolted straight on.

That is a great way to organise the mancave.

Got to be honest, I would be tempted to fit one of these on the front for old times' sake though....

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colinmc400

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I left my old ones behind when we moved to Aus and saw this pair on the local Gumtree, just up the road from us. Not sure what the situation was, but it was a chick selling them and as far as i could tell, they were brand new, just a bit dusty and both for AUD 350. . No issue collecting from her house and all looked entirely normal, so not some crackhead selling stolen goods. I did wonder if hubby ever knew she was flogging of his man cave gear.
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If you look for tool chest on Marketplace/Gumtree you'll normally see this style either under a number of different names or as bankrupt stock prices are all similar.
Supposed to be very good value and tools of a decent quality if anyone is looking for a tool set.
 

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theoriginalphantom

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That is a great way to organise the mancave.

Got to be honest, I would be tempted to fit one of these on the front for old times' sake though....

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make sure it's so worn out it never works, then everyone takes the keys home, pretends to get them from the safe the next morning etc.

(yeah Hullavington guard room, I'm looking at you)
 
Find a office furniture supplier and you can get these for free when they refit offices as well as all kinds of metal cabinets and sets of drawers, they all go in the recycling skip.

Some of the very old green stuff is made by Vickers .

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The Open University furniture warehouse is near me and there's all this stuff in their skip every week, it's not hard to find. All my workshop storage is office stuff. I used to have a bench made with 4 cut down filing cabinets with a 30 mm ply top bolted straight on.
The top picture. I resurrected one of those from a skip, great for boxes of screws etc, spanners and other sundry small items and general tat. Also a 3 drawer file unit, and a under desk lockable with padlock, steel storage locker, most of my hand tools are in cantilever tool boxes, and steel ammo boxes. It would be nice to have proper storage as in the pictures shown, but the price is prohibitive, and as i have managed for the last 33 years without, its now not so urgent or really required...........just saying like! :)
 
Price wise it's not bad I've spent £160 and got 4 boxes two of them almost brand new plus you can sell off the ammo cans to recoup the cash,

Half the fun I get from it is mooching about looking for stuff at a price I think is fair plus will stop the wife moaning once I get it all squared away.
 
I left my old ones behind when we moved to Aus and saw this pair on the local Gumtree, just up the road from us. Not sure what the situation was, but it was a chick selling them and as far as i could tell, they were brand new, just a bit dusty and both for AUD 350. . No issue collecting from her house and all looked entirely normal, so not some crackhead selling stolen goods. I did wonder if hubby ever knew she was flogging of his man cave gear.View attachment 608541View attachment 608542
Almost 20 years ago I bought a Sears' equivalent of the above from the NEX in Virginia ($100 rings a bell) when we were living in the US. It has followed me around the world and looking a bit worse for wear; it is also quite rusty in parts and I suspect there was no rust-protecting primer, unlike more upmarket versions. This weekend, I'm going to go through it and clear out crappy tools that have accumulated and clean it up a bit. I also have an unassembled workbench I got from LIDL some time back; a friend had one and I was amazed how strong and rigid it is and luckily tracked one down when they next reappeared in the central aisle. I will set it up this weekend and affix a woodworking vise that has followed me around for over 20 years!

Now, what am I going to use it for?
 
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