March 22, 2018
If you're anything like me, your workbench is either in a state of chaos or meticulously organized for about 30 seconds before I start my next project. With this collection of workbench and pegboard related 3D models, hopefully my bench and yours spend just a little more time clean and tidy.
I'm not going to lie, I've stabbed myself with a hobby knife due to poor storage and organization; pointed straight up in a flower pot is not an ideal storage method. Having this 3D print, modeled by twobraids on Thingiverse.com, has limited my ability to wound myself significantly, and it's really quick to reprint it if I need to.
The more you work on projects, the more drill bits you'll end up collecting - and misplacing. Storing all my bits in a case in a drawer just encourages me to not want to put it back where it belongs, but with this right in front of me, it's a lot easier to grab the bit I need, use it, and put it back. Designed by ckirby on Thingiverse.com, these make any workbench look that much more professional and just a little more tidy.
futur3gentleman on Thingiverse.com designed this as a parametric pegboard organizer system, which means you can input values and the model will be modified to fit that. It's limited to boxes and cylinders, but it has a multitude of options so you can organize anything from scissors to pens to calculators.
Before I found this model, designed by Devin Montes of Make Anything, my calipers stayed in their case in my bench drawer, despite being one of my most used tools. With this 3D print I can actually remember where my calipers are and have a neat holder for them on my wall.
Never again make the mistake of drinking from your paint mug when you have your coffee mug right in front of your face on the wall. This is a model designed by NerdAlert3D on Thingiverse.com and prints really easily without supports.
A lot of the projects I work on have some liquid something that inevitably drips and spills. A paper towel holder right on my pegboard helps clean up any mess before it has time to spread and keep me from panicking looking for something to clean it up. This 3D model was designed by Idabkey on Thingiverse.com and you can easily change out your paper towels or remove a roll for those bigger messes.
This battery holder doubles as a dispenser, holding 16 AA batteries. Saadli on Thingiverse.com designed two versions: one for 1 inch spacing and one for 25.3mm spacing, so use whichever fits your pegboard best!
At my workbench, I'm usually making cosplay props and armor using EVA foam floor mats and I use scotch tape to hold the patterns onto the foam. This Scotch Tape Holder by Devin Montes from Make Anything is a super handy place to give another one of my tools a home.
For everything else, you can print these hooks for all the various tools that have loops, from scissors to crescent wrenches, to a dust mask. With how easy and quick it is to print these hooks, you may as well print a dozen of these and stash them for whenever you get new tools. CycleNinja on Thingiverse.com designed these pegboard hooks for 1 inch spaced pegboard.
There we go! These are ten of my favorite 3D models and prints designed for a workbench. If there are any models that didn't make the list and you feel like they should, leave a comment down below and maybe you'll see it in a later article.
For the ultimate in organization and recycling, you can't beat a spool tool! Customize the drawers to the sizes you need for whatever it is that you're storing. You can print inserts, or make each pull-out a completely open drawer - whatever you like! Plus, you get the warm fuzzy feeling of helping to save the planet by recycling those empty spools! Nice work you! You can get the design download directly from our website here!
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