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Bosch L-Boxx Storage System Review
by Lorenz Prem on 12-27-2013 6:28 pm

A lot has been written about how the BoschL-Boxx system helps contractors organize their tools and move themto and from the job site. Instead of writing yet another overviewof what types you can buy, I figured I'd provide you with acritical review of how well these boxes stand up to the demands ofthe job site. Let's take a look at how the sleek looking BoschL-Boxx cases stand up to rigors of the real world.

Organization: The Main Purpose

As a system a stack of L-Boxx cases fulfills it purpose. Whenused in combination

Building Base Cabinets
by Lorenz Prem on 02-19-2011 9:05 pm

Base cabinets, while similar to wall cabinets,require a few special considerations. Chief among them is thedecision how to build the back of the cabinet. Most economicalminded cabinet shops opt for an open back instead of a solid one.This saves material. Let's take a look at how these cabinets arebuilt.

Material saving construction

The back and the top of the cabinet are formed with 4" widestrips rather than solid pieces of wood. While this results in aplenty strong cabinet, the wall and the underside of the coun

Adding Storage to your Garage
by Lorenz Prem on 01-26-2011 7:29 pm

The fastest way to add quality storage to yourgarage is an industrial shelving system. This type of shelving usesmodular interlocking parts to create very sturdy, yet economicalstorage space.

They are available in many grades starting with

Full length Storage Cabinet
by Lorenz Prem on 01-22-2011 10:10 pm

With all my woodworking equipment squared awayin the new cabinet wall my attention moved to the pile of autoparts, oil, and lawnmower parts. All of these parts are dirty,oily, and unpleasant. I do not want them anywhere near mywoodworking tools. Since I do have a woodshop, I decided to build afull height storage cabinet for just these parts.

The Design

A full height cabinet is no different from a normal cabinet. Theconstruction methods are the same. The full size cabinet is justtaller. It can be built by stacking two

Upper Storage Cabinets
by Lorenz Prem on 01-20-2011 9:02 pm

It is true that one can never have enoughstorage in a shop. I decided to make a dent into the chaos that ismy shop and build storage cabinets.

The cabinets follow the same design as wall cabinets found inkitchens. In fact, these are kitchen cabinets. They are just asmuch practice for my upcoming kitchen remodel as they are anecessity.

The Design

The carcass is made from pre-finished 3/4" plywood. The faceframe and doors are paint-grade poplar.

My design dedicates the entire w

Lower Storage Cabinets
Cabinet build made easy
by Lorenz Prem on 07-10-2010 3:18 pm

Just like every woodworker I know, I need morestorage space for my tools and materials. It needs to be dustproof. The open shelves in my shop seem to attract the dust I putin the air much better than my air cleaner.

To solve my storage problem I am building counter heightcabinets along the back wall of my shop. The top will be made frommelamine and plywood for even more storage. Gone will be the dayswhen I piled my fresh cut stock on the planer's outfeed table.

The Design

Each cabinet is buil

US General Tool Cabinet Review
by Lorenz Prem on 01-16-2010 3:08 pm

Over the years I have accumulated so many toolsthat every nook and cranny in the garage has one in it. It was timeto get a roll-around tool chest; the kind mechanics use to storetheir tools.

I was surprised to find that tool chests are either expensive orcomplete trash. $5k for a Snap-on is overkill for the enthusiastand the entry level craftsman chests are inadequate in almost everyaspect. Most useful tool chest start at around $1000.

A good Tool Chest

My criteria for purchase were:

Recent Reviews
"Drill/driver OK, reciprocating and circular saws are junk. No torque, circular saw won't cut thru a 2x4, reciprocating won't cut a 4x4 without bogging."
"Indeed, this one is the best 12V driver. Get it. You will not be disappointed."
"I use this one for heavy work. It can do it all. None better."
"Love this Router"
"Great driver with only minor issues. App is limited. The last gen is almost as good, yet a lot cheaper."
"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."