Sock for Safety Glasses Storage.
John Doyle from Ankeny, IA, has found a way to keep his shop glasses from getting dusty. He stores them in an old (but clean) sock. This has the added benefit of protecting the glasses from being scratched if they get knocked off the workbench.
Benchtop Hand Sander Block.
Scott Johnson of Pacific Grove, CA, takes small parts to the sanding block, not the other way around. He made a simple MDF block and cleat that has a hardwood dowel in the underside to lock it in place. Then he sticks his sandpaper of choice to the block.
Seeing an opportunity, James Bradley of Oceanside, CA, made use of an old five-gallon bucket for different tasks. Cutting just below the top structural rib leaves the bucket and handle intact. The remaining lid and cut section can be used as a basin to clean saw blades.
Dan Martin of Appleton, WI, has a simple solution for an ongoing problem. Instead of waiting for his random orbit sander to stop, he sets it on a face-up piece of the same sandpaper. While the sander slows, the soft loop side of the paper won’t harm the benchtop.