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Thread: The infamous pegboard and all of it's fun little implements!

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    The infamous pegboard and all of it's fun little implements!

    Hello!
    I finally got a nice size 4x6 piece of white pegboard hanging in my 'room'. Now the search is on for all of the correct size gadget-dolittle-thing-a-ma-bobs. Of course, a trip to ace hardware....in the rain...no problem as I am on a mission! Now they only had some of this and some of that. So I spent too much on that and this. I'm talking about those little hanger push in metal do higgies. Ya know, those things your hubbies hoard and cherish!
    So after much moola speant, I am still finding space on my new big white super dooper hanger pegboard thingy. Alas, I a running short on those little metal creatures and am devising a way to get much more online. There is something strange in some of those packets, I must warn y'all. They are small and black and look like little BATS! I guess they are suppose to permanently hold the metal thingys to their proper perspective holes. But I am only at the beginning of my organizational journey and want nothing to to with those batty things, I even refuse to read their directions. They are captured in a ziplock bag and now are hanging on their own little metal do-jobber, encased in an airtight prison, until called out for duty.
    So, has anyone else been through this fun dilemma? Any and all advice is welcomed! (not bat jokes, please...lol)

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    WoW!!! You know ALL the technical terms!!! that's all I have for a comment, since I don't have (but would LOVE) a pegboard.

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    Hey...those bats are great! They're easy to get out of the holes...just slide a small flat screwdriver under one side and sort of twist and they pop right out. Not permanent at all but they definitely stabilize all those doohickeys (which I also love). I have a 4' x 8' sheet of pegboard on the wall in my walk-in sewing closet...it's great. I just rearranged the other day (to accommodate new purchases, of course). It's great to be organized!

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    I have a two 2 x 4 pegboards and absolutely love them both. One is devoted to my rulers (the longer ones are hung at the bottom) and the other is devoted to my quilt machine items (see my avatar). You can't go wrong with pegboard.

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    So far I've found the smallest hooks to be the most useful. This may change with time and additions of more 'stuff'. Thanks for the comments!

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    ROL -- yes, those little bat thingies DO keep the metal doohickies from falling off. It won't take you long to start cussing the metal doohickies if you don't use them! They fall out SO easily otherwise! And those black thingies are easy to get off -- I don't use a screwdriver (never one where I need it anyway) -- I push in on one side and pull on the other side....it'll pop out.

    BTW - I JUST, 2 days ago, had my DH hang a white pegboard in my shop and I was dealing with the little black thingies and the metal doohickies!
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    I bought all my accessories at: http://www.manicanstorefixtures.com/index.html
    Click on Slat Wall accessories-just make sure the pieces will fit. I thought the prices were pretty good.

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    Try Lowe's and Home Depot! That's where I got mine! Have fun!
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    I recently put up peg board in my sewing room. I, too, have the metal doohickies, but never saw the little black bat thingies at Lowes. Is there a "name" on the baggie with the little black bat thingies?
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    I got a box of the metal doo-hickies at Harbor Freight.. $1.99 on sale for a box of assorted .. maybe 100 metal thingies im guessing.. No batties inside tho... just the the metal doo-hickies metal thingy's.....

    I love my peg-ee board.. they do come in handy..

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    When I had my sewing room built, I had pegboard put on the upper half of 2 sides of the room. I now have all of my threads and sewing gadgets organized & I am working on the fabric. I ordered pegboard pins from Amazon.com in boxes of 100, I think I have used 500 to date. I have LOTS of thread, rulers & other gadgets.
    I think I paid $18.00 for a box of 100.
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    If you have a Big Lots around, they usually have the best prices I have found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    I have a two 2 x 4 pegboards and absolutely love them both. One is devoted to my rulers (the longer ones are hung at the bottom) and the other is devoted to my quilt machine items (see my avatar). You can't go wrong with pegboard.
    I sure would like to see a picture of that. I've been trying to decide how to hang my rulers.

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    y'all know, i'm sure, in a pinch you can use twisted open paperclips

    helps you to figure out the layout and to estimate what you need of each kind

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    I too got mine at harbor freight. They had a great selection
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    love all the technical terms in your posts. my dh got a good laugh.

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    I seen somewhere on here where one of the ladies had her husband make a threadboard from the pegboard. He used wooden dowels cut to the size she wanted. A couple of days ago I made one and I cut my pegs about 2 1/2" long. Then glued them in to hold my spools.Of course they are permanent. I might paint my board like a quilt.Mary
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    Try Lowe's or Home Depot for the "bat" anchors to keep your pegs in place.

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    Love your description. Made me laugh. Please post pictures as you progress.

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    I have a peg board too, it is handy to have all those do-dads where you can easily reach them. I keep my scissons,
    rullers, templates and other do-dads on the board.

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    I have a board to and bat thingys as well.
    I bought mine at Home Depot and they are kinda expensive.
    Then I found a whole boxe ful of use at a yard sale for $2.
    J J

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    Mine did not come with the batty things and they do fall out all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltlady330 View Post
    I sure would like to see a picture of that. I've been trying to decide how to hang my rulers.
    Here's a picture of my ruler pegboard. I love it. My larger square rulers are hung on a hook on the side of my cutting table. After my DH hung the pegboard and I got it loaded he said "I didn't know you had that many rulers." And I replied "I didn't either!"
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    Now that you have your metal doo-hickies, be on the look out for screw driver doo-hickies for your peg board. They are a little metal loop for holding screwdrivers but I like them for other things. You can get several pairs of scissor stuck through one. There are lots of neat metal accessories for peg board, look them over and re-purpose them.

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    I have one too, but I glued wooden dowels in mine. Works like a charm!
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