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Unread 10-14-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
Gary K
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Trowel storage

Ok guys i have a question. How do you store your trowels? Do you just keep them in a bucket and tote them from job to job, or do you have some other way? I am getting so many I tote 2 buckets around just for trowels. I was just wondering if anyone else had a better or different way of storing and toting them around?
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Unread 10-14-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
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I built a shelf in my truck that a bunch of crap sits on. The trowels just kinda hang onto this ledge that I cut out.
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Unread 10-14-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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I use a milk crate, they hold a bunch and the ones that dont get to hang get thrown in the pot. I keep gloves, sponges, paddle a couple floats in the bucket.
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Unread 10-14-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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I built a shelf in my van also, but I bolted a cheap stainless towel bar onto the front of it for trowels.
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Funny you mention that Jay, I have a closet rod taht I was trying to make a rack out of also this weekend...Couldn't figure a place to hang it in the truck though.
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Unread 10-14-2004, 08:29 PM   #6
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I use a Systainer from Festool. Had it laying around so I put it to use. Would be kinda expensive to go out and buy just to put trowels in though....
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Milk Crate.

Art, what the heck is a systainer?

Anyone every seen the barwalt trowel system? Buddy of mine likes'em but I can't find them anywhere.
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Unread 10-15-2004, 05:13 AM   #8
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Ive got 2 rubbermaid tool totes with hinged lid.
I have a 3 door topper and 1 sits in the back of the truck on the drivers side with all trowels and new sponges easily accesible through a side door.On the other side i have the other tote with power tools and related.It holds small drill,screwgun,grinder,power nailer,cordless 5" trim saw,1/2" dewalt Tilesaw extra's and extra blades etc.
Sawzall,circular saw,jamb saw etc are all in there own cases.Milwaukee is always on top with mixer attached.
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Unread 10-18-2004, 11:55 PM   #9
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Barwalt System

Trask, I've had that Barwalt system for over a year now and it works great. It keeps 7 different blades in a compact storage container. I paid about $55.00 for the whole thing at Contractors Direct.

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Unread 10-20-2004, 02:12 PM   #10
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I know this might sound crazy but you could look into a shoe rack. They make some out of poles like a towel hanger but you could hang a whole lot more on it. I bet you could hang 2 dozen or more trowels on that - plus they'd look real nice.
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Unread 10-20-2004, 04:28 PM   #11
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Milk Crates for everything, cheap, like for free, and they stack.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 03:39 PM   #12
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On a side note - anyone know if it is red or pink roses that say "sorry about the towel rack honey, I thought it looked better screwed in my van"? I was just kidding - but really, is there a good way to put tile over a small hole in the wall that might keep her from noticing?
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I think pink roses. To answer the other question, I put a rather large portrait of my wife over the area, telling her that I put it up because I love her so much. She hasn't noticed the towel rack missing yet.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 05:15 PM   #14
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I like to put a screw in the center of a small 2"x6" 1/2"thick or so piece of wood,and hold it in the hole while i screw it on either side in the hole in the wall, to hold a piece of drywall that i cut to fit in the hole, that i screw into it, and tape and joint compound it in.
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Unread 10-24-2004, 05:53 AM   #15
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It would have to be a damn long towel rack to hold all my trowels.The problem with a towel rack is you cant hang closed handled trowels and floats.Sure, it'll hold my marshaltowns and Gundlachs but it wont hold my gum floats,wood float,cork float,mini mag or any of Alwins euro trowels.
I'll stick to the Rubbermaid Tool totes .They dont Rust, rot and are handy in a truck with a 3 door topper.
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