Continuing the theme of opening up workspace and improving the studio organization I’ll write a bit about the bucket rack. I added this storage space about eight years ago and it has worked out pretty well.
|The buckets filled with short steel stock.|
|The back side faces north. Forsythia has spread across that side now so they are not as visible today.|
|Now the buckets are sheltered from wet weather by the trash bag envelope.|
There are twenty nine 5-gallon plastic buckets resting in a frame made from 1” square tube. The buckets lay at about a 30º angle for good visibility of the contents and easy loading and unloading. In the beginning I used them to store short drops, tool steel, harrow tines, railroad spike and other small items.
As winter approached I put each bucket inside a large trash bag which I could tie shut to keep out rain and snow.
I’ve decided that I no longer need most of what the buckets now hold so I’m going to dispose of those things and use them to store tools and dies which are only used occasionally. I have a spreadsheet which details the contents of each bucket. As long as I keep that document current it should be easy to find anything I need.