Category: Workshop

Garage Organization

          Over the past 4 years, I have been slowly upgrading the workspace in the garage.  The goal is to have a space that is efficient to work in; efficiency equals productivity.  When getting to tools…

Shop Lights

The lighting in my garage shop has always left something to be desired.  The type I installed were the cheap two bulb florescent  variety from either Home Depot or Menards.  These inexpensive fixtures do not have electronic ballasts and tend…

Hard Drive Magnets

          I always have an old hard drive (or 2 or 3) laying around.  I’ve found a great use for them (assuming that the drive is not functional) is to remove the magnets inside.  You’ll need…

Drill Press Table

I decided to put together a drill press table using wood scraps and some 8020 pieces that I have laying around the shop.  8020 is extruded aluminum that the manufacturer bills as Industrial Erector Set.  1″ thick segments of the…

Walker-Turner Drill Press Cart

I recently received a Walker-Turner drill press.  My previous 8” drill press could easily be lifted and placed where I needed it. Not with this one. It weights quite a lot, so I needed a way to move it around…

Cordless Drill Charger Rack

Cleaned up the garage/shop yesterday.  Once I started cleaning, I also wanted to address some annoyances that hinder working on projects.  For example, battery chargers.  I made a simple rack to securely hold both the 12v and 18v Ridgid chargers,…