Category: Workshop

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…

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,…