Category: Workshop

Craftsman Vise: Bench Mounting

The bench vise is a garage shop necessity; it can be used for a range of tasks from automotive, metal and woodworking. Just as important as having a good vise is proper mounting of it. Project Overview The garage workshop…

Cordless Drill Shelf

A simple cordless drill shelf, made from 1/2″ plywood scraps and painted black to match the cabinets.  There’s space for both drills and their accompanying tip holders.  This is a project that should have been completed a long time ago.…

DIY LED Task Lighting

I have a fluorescent light under the shelf on the workbench that provides some additional light to the two task lights I use, but it is not as bright or as efficient as I would like like.  A LED fixture…

Harbor Freight Review: Air Tools

Overview A four gallon hotdog style air compressor was purchased about ten years ago, primarily for running a Grizzly brad nailer and occasionally inflating tires.  But with more and more car care projects, it would be nice to have some…

Rosewill USB Hub and Hard Drive Magnets

This quick project builds on a previous idea about using hard drive magnets to attach items to the workbench.  Instead of a light this time, it will be a Rosewill USB hub.  This device already has a couple magnets attached,…

Ikea Tertial Work Lamp Modification

There can never be too much light in a workshop, and the workbench is no exception to that rule.  Part of the work area light is provided by an inexpensive Ikea Tertial work lamp.  Good lamp, quite sturdy and can accommodate…

Craftsman Radial Arm Saw: Documentation

Due to a lack of floorspace, the Craftsman radial arm saw (103.29310) will be retired.  As the cabinet was disassembled, a couple documents were found inside:  the cabinet assembly instructions, the drawer installation instructions and the caster instructions.  All three…

Clamp Rack – Part 1: Pipe Clamps

In an ongoing effort to get organized, this is the second project this year to address that need in the garage shop.  Earlier in the summer, shelves were added below the cabinets allowing for quick access to screws, bolts and…