On my workbench I have two wire shelves that I purchased from amazon.
They're not great because they sag under pretty much any amount of weight, but they are what I have. I wanted to mount some of my commonly used tools to the front edge of the shelf to free up space on the work surface below. To that end I designed some clips with female dovetails (thanks to jeremygreen for his scad dovetail modules) that snap over the front edge of the shelf and then a series of attachments (with male dovetails) that use one or more of these clips to hang from the front of the shelf.
I've tried to make things parametric where possible, but this isn't a polished finished project. I'm using all this stuff, and I'm generally happy with it, but I'm sure there's tons of room for improvement.
- Screwdriver and mini-ratchet holder (Chapman Mfg, awesome.. http://a.co/d/bUfIyUV)
- Socket Holder for 1/4" sockets
- DMM holder that should work for most generic handheld DMMs
- test probe holder for 4 rigol scope probes and 2 DMM probes
- A simple holder for a wowstick electric screw driver
- A holder for various sized pliers and side cutters
- driver bit holders (parametric) for 4mm and 8mm bits
All items rely on wire_shelf_clip.scad as a library, and expect it to be in a subfolder called 'lib' (which thingiverse doesn't let me create). In turn that file includes lib/dovetails.scad
In other words, unless you move those two files into a lib subfolder, this won't work out of the box at all. Maybe I'll modify everything and re-upload it at some point.
@ryanthecoder has produced a parametric clip design similar to mine, but with the addition of a cut to ease attaching the clips to the rack. I'll probably incorporate a similar feature in my clip design next time I need to print one. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1409228
Supports are generally needed for the dovetail.