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Old 04-24-2020, 04:36 PM   #21
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Why waste the space between the studs? Put your shelves against the wall between the studs, gain another 5.5" depth if the the studs are 2x6. That way you can have 5.5" deeper shelves as well as utilizing all the space?
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:54 PM   #22
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Chisel on plywood? Doesn't it just splinter? A friend suggested a 2" hole saw at the inside but that doesn't seem like it would work great, either.

On the other hand if I'm just filling empty space it probably wouldn't hurt just to make a saw cut on the end of each notch.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:56 PM   #23
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Why waste the space between the studs? Put your shelves against the wall between the studs, gain another 5.5" depth if the the studs are 2x6. That way you can have 5.5" deeper shelves as well as utilizing all the space?
Because then I have to notch the piece of wood for every stud for every shelf which is about 48 notches. Unless I find an easy way to do that. I still get the space for longer objects as long as they don't fall through- so thinking of just making one filler shelf on each side.
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I put the plywood in place and use an adjustable square held flat to the wall to mark the widest points of the studs. You can use any saw you want as long as you can follow the lines with it, a jig saw with a fast cut blade is probably what I'd use.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:59 PM   #25
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Because then I have to notch the piece of wood for every stud for every shelf which is about 48 notches. Unless I find an easy way to do that. I still get the space for longer objects as long as they don't fall through- so thinking of just making one filler shelf on each side.
But the thread title is bored, meaning too much free time........
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:10 PM   #26
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But the thread title is bored, meaning too much free time........
True... but the rest of it has other projects planned for it. After this I have to build a dock and a set of stairs. And I don't want to get more bored notching plywood!

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I put the plywood in place and use an adjustable square held flat to the wall to mark the widest points of the studs. You can use any saw you want as long as you can follow the lines with it, a jig saw with a fast cut blade is probably what I'd use.
I'll probably do that on one board on each side and the others can just hold large objects. Most of it is big stuff anyway. Big and lightweight for the most part.
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Am having fun watching a new garage & car/trailer port being built.
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Thanks Bobbie. Will look forward to seeing your shelving ideas.
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Thanks Bobbie. Will look forward to seeing your shelving ideas.
My original garage allowed for backing a trailer all the way through to the back yard- then I got the Escape which is taller than the garage doors. So replaced the front door with carriage doors at 9 feet. But I do want to retain the ability to drive something through the garage if needed.
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My favourite new tool is this oscillating saw. Ignore the price. I got the same one on sale for $29.99 at the same store. Would work well for your application.
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Yes, those saws are great for plunge cuts, particularly in your Escape for modifications
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:18 PM   #33
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My favourite new tool is this oscillating saw. Ignore the price. I got the same one on sale for $29.99 at the same store. Would work well for your application.
Oh, that looks useful. I'll look around. Thanks.
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Kind of slow going with that if you're going to try cutting 5/8 or 3/4" plywood with it.
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I have notched a fair number of plywood shelf boards. I mark the notch with a pencil and cut it with a good Sabre saw. Storage shelves donít have to be perfect but they do have to be level. Itís not a hard job. Youíre not making furniture here. And paint and caulk hides a multitude of sins.
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Kind of slow going with that if you're going to try cutting 5/8 or 3/4" plywood with it.

That's an advantage for me. I don't screw up the cut as fast.
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Itís never boring for me when I can take a little drive in the country. So this afternoon we drove out into Tama County at the foot of the Bohemian alps where my people first settled 150 years ago. Bluebells blooming, creek running a nice chocolate milk color, cows with calves at our operators place, abandoned railroad grade, memories of 70 years at every corner, fence row, creek and timber.
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I have notched a fair number of plywood shelf boards. I mark the notch with a pencil and cut it with a good Sabre saw. Storage shelves donít have to be perfect but they do have to be level. Itís not a hard job. Youíre not making furniture here. And paint and caulk hides a multitude of sins.
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The good thing is the notches wouldnít show. I have a reciprocating saw- hadnít thought of using that as I hardly ever use it. Level I can do. Iíll probably still do the upper shelves just outside the studs- donít want small stuff up there anyway- but the ones I can see I may notch.
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So Dave, looks like you grew up straight north from Ottumwa. I was always fascinated by the railroad crossing they had in Ottumwa, a 90 degree, double rail, n/s & e/w set up on the CB &Q lines. Never saw one again like it. I assume CB&Q is no longer in operation.
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Hi Jim
Ottumwa was quite a town a hundred years ago. Nearby coal mining, John Deere Factory, Packing plant (s) logging hardwoods in southern Iowa, farm commodities so tail was
A big deal. The C B and Q trackage became the Burlington unless I am wrong on that. In addition the North/ South tracks were Chicago Nothwestern and were abandoned and are now just a memory. The CNW mainline is now Union Pacific E/W through Iowa. I was hunting near Albia a few years ago where one of those railroad Malfunction Junctions existed too. It was confusing to say the least. I was a cross tie walker when I was a kid for sure.
Never was that good walking the rail. I’d slip off and whack my ankle bone inside or outside. I had a friend who was a heck of an outdoorsman. He could walk the rail as far as he wanted.
When we camp again we’ll have to compare railroad stories from our youth.
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