I like to wrap power cords in a figure "8" pattern. It keeps the internal wire from wrapping up and tearing the outer insulation. The coat hooks are very nice. I've used tarp hooks also.
Wind power cords with a figure "8" pattern. That way it doesn't twist up the internal wires. Long extension cords are often ruined this way to the point the outer insulation tears up. Carl.
Very Nice Job!
Hi Gang: I've been making anti-freeze drawers for years:https://www.instructables.com/id/Jug-Shelves/The smaller oil jugs are nice addition. Thank you for sharing.
If you use two or three screws the wooden stalk will not twist. Carl.
Way Cool! I really like the tire marks. Thank you for sharing. Carl.
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Hello: I would add insulation in the floor, walls and roof. Also tail lights would be nice. I used a regular locking house doorknob so I could lock my self in and others out. Carl.
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Hidden Door, Bookcase Door, Secret Room
Flip-Top CNC Table
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A-Liner Pop-up Campers use stress panels too. Thinner plywood inside (4mm) and aluminum or fiberglass outside. I still have the cut out if you need some. Carl.
Hi Gang:I drill steel at about 1000 RPM for a 1/4" bit. Then if I drill a larger hole go slower, 1/2" is twice as large so go half as fast, 500 RPM. And the smaller holes is just the opposie, spin an 1/8" bit 2000 RPM. And you only need to get close, most step pulleys change speed in steps of hundreds of RPM anyway, no need to use PI to six digits.Good Luck! Carl.
Brace & Bit Rack
Toothpaste Tube Filler
Very Nice!I might try cutting the handle slot all the way through and just letting the PVC flex.Thank you for sharing. Carl.
Hello: If I needed a lot of HDPE sheet do you have any idea what the total cost is? I think it would be mostly your time to clean, melt and mold plus running the oven at perhaps 20¢ an hour. McMaster-Carr has HDPE sheets for about 25¢ a cubic inch. Thanks, Carl.https://www.mcmaster.com/#hdpe-sheets/=19x8k37
V-Block From 4x4 Wood
Slip Knot to Bowline Knot
Hello: Could you also tie a figure eight on the blight? Might be faster the re threading the path of the first line. Thanks, Carl.
Works fine on 240v, 50cyc. in New Zealand.
Hello TyTower:I have thought of replacing the base from 1981, but other projects keep calling. The Radial Arm Saw base was worth the time for replacement!Thanks, Carl.
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Hi Gang:I started doing this in 1974 with the cardboard from baloney packages. I find the paint can lids more permanent. ( and less smelly )Carl.
Very nice job. The press fit to the motor shaft is common. In older toy trains the stress of the press fit can lead to splitting, so don't skimp on the diameter of the hub. I've added brass rings to fix split hubs with good results. Good luck and thank you for the inspiration.
Hello Charlessenf-gm:Stainless is Painless! The little trailer has been sold to a friend and I hope he has it for many more years.Thanks, Carl.
Sheet Metal Counter Sinker ...
Vertical Bandsaw Table
Hello RuthS1:Take the centimeters and divide by 2.54 will equal inches.Take the millimeters and divide by 25.4 will equal inches.The strips are about 6" wide and the slots are 2" deep. The width of the slots will need to be adjusted to the OSB thickness and if you paint the boards first.Also you may be buying OSB in the USA and it will be 48" x 96", so you will need to work out new dimensions anyway. I've been making shelves like this for years. See:https://www.instructables.com/id/Jug-Shelves/Good luck, Carl.
Hello Blanchae: Quite the opposite, at the shop I worked they bought a hydraulic press to have more control of the ( slow ) speed. With the crank presses they could change the motor pulley, but that only helped a little. On progressive draw dies they might have 5 draw steps before the part reached the finial shape. Press work can be neat! Carl.
Hello: As a former Die Maker I would like to suggest changing the shape of your blank. Also we would have a pressure plate hold the edge of the blank to avoid wrinkles around the edge. We also would have punched the center hole after drawing the shape. Lubrication is a must. Impressive work! Carl.
Hello Again: Cool Shape, did I mention I had worked at Speidel? Carl.
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We did this with our Cat Cindy, but the bell was outside. If Cindy wanted to stay out all night we would pull the bell inside so she wouldn't wake us.It was funny when Mother would excuse herself from the phone saying: "The Cat is ringing the door bell, I need to let her in,"Thanks, Carl.
Hello:I too have made my own track, curves, straights, turnouts and a 45° crossing.For joiners I used wood pegs like these: http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/130...Thanks, Carl.
Hello:I've used just the door liners with their shelves on my shop wall. I also used a freezer to store paint in freezing weather. One 40W light bulb kept all the paint at 60°F.Thanks, Carl.
Hello Phil:I really like the adjustable feature. Pro models don't have this, only a scale.Thanks, Carl.
Hello Lugnutt73:I did a friend's garage once. After I finished he could find all he had, but blamed me for all that was lost??So I now offer suggestions for all.Good luck, Carl.
Workshop Track Lighting
Carpet Duct Cover
Always Ready Deburr Station
Good Idea!I did find that for plastic nuts just my hands were enough.Thanks, Carl.
Hi Gang:Just re-read the post about multiple swing doors like they display poster on. What If you did it in a corner of your shop. The hinge points would be on a diagonal across the corner. Then all the doors could swing 90 ° both ways before hitting.Carl.
Nice job, Thanks. Carl.
Wow! I never figured on using the pegboard for any accuracy. My work is fairly rough, but it looks better if all the parts are "wrong" by the same amount! If the angle must be right I use guide boards and C-clamps. Thanks for looking!
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Rubber Trailer Fenders
Corner Radius Gages
Hi Thinker:No detail photos of the right swing door. The top is a tilted shelf with holes for the screw drivers. The middle is a bar with dividers for the pliers. The bottom is just bins.The jug shelves are detailed here:https://www.instructables.com/id/Jug-Shelves/Best wishes, Carl.
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Hi Gang:For my tent I cut a blue tarp to size for a ground cloth. I put grommets and innertube rubber band to latch them to the corner stakes. The advantage is it is just the right size and doesn't stick out to gather water from the roof.Then I cut a second tarp over sized for the inside. I have had an inch of water in the tent and my sleeping bag was still dry in this tarp boat.Thanks, Carl.
Hi Gang: I made six of these for around the house. If I make more I will skip the glue and use a short cross wire to hold the sock down. ( The Palmetto Bug Stomp is our local dance weekend )Thanks, Carl.
I think that is a great idea. I do have similar cards with threaded holes that are store bought. Once you get all the 1/4" bolts in one spot it is easy to see the fine and course threads. Thanks!
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Hello Devine: Well except for time my cost was zero: Scrap plywood, handles and old door hinges from the bin and a few screws, also salvage. My problems with pegboard are keeping the pegs in place and the overall thickness. I have thought of the poster stand type display, but I'm happy with what I've done.
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I've been saving time by never un-buttoning my shirts. So many I have just ironed and sewn the front shut up to the third button from the top. Stays flat and never any gaps!Carl.
Hello:May I suggest a folding work surface? Only open when you are working and fold it as soon as you are done. Perhaps some shelves near by to store the Barbie Dolls?Best wishes, Carl.
Hi Gang:What I didn't show are the drawers that are full of spare wrenches and screwdrivers. I keep them to cut up and adapt for special jobs. Plus they are really out of the way now.Carl.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Carl.
Mostly I find them on the side of the road. Some times I find them in the Magic Woods! ( Illegal dump sites ) I would buy a vacuum at Goodwill if it had the early rewinder from the 50's or 60's.
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The faucets had brass tubes that I broke off first. Then I tightened the nuts before the new tubes were put on. Carl.
Hello Vyger:Peg Board is one option, but somewhat clumsy. I keep thinking!Thanks, Carl.
Triple Your Tool Storage Sp...
Plywood Shack Pickup Camper
Hello John:I did save it with the extra faucet parts. But it is so simple and quick to make it might save tool box space to just make a new one in twenty years!Carl.
Hi JmsDwh:I found that just twisting the pipe was enough. Much more and either the nut would crack or the sink porcelain give way. But in a tight spot it might really help.Thanks, Carl.
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