Paper Towels on the Go
Jeff Hougman of Denver, CO, likes to keep paper towels close at hand in his shop. Two dowels and a length of rope give him options for tethering the roll into the round dog holes on his workbench or clamping it in the bench vise.
To remove the risk of snapping the heads of the soft brass screws that came with his hinges, Peter Sherrill of Forestville, WI, epoxied a steel screw to a Phillips bit for the purpose of tapping the threads in hardwood. He used that to create the pilot for the soft screw.Once that was done, he installed the softer brass screws.
Peg Hook Extensions
Jerry Renken of Spokane, WA, prevents his long pegboard hooks from lifting out by first placing an aluminum tube (1⁄16" x .014") over the center peg. This gives the hook enough length that a peg lock strap can be used to keep everything in place.
Precise Epoxy Mixing
Phil Huber of Urbandale, IA, uses graph paper to measure his epoxy. Matching the volume of resin and hardener is just a matter of matching the size of the puddles of each. The graph paper gives a good visual reference and can be used multiple times.