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TIPS & TECHNIQUES
^^a Besides providing storage for my portable power tools, this simple shelf solves another nagging problem as well — keeping the power cords from getting tangled up like spaghetti.
Each power cord fits in a separate compartment directly below the tool, see photo. These compartments are formed by a number of dividers that are sandwiched between a top and bottom, see drawing.
The location of the dividers is determined by the amount of space each tool requires. Note: To allow the base of the tool to sit flat on the shelf, you may need to modify the top by cutting slots or drilling holes.
Fred Nordby Red Deer, Alberta
^^B I've built several storage cabinets with a number of drawers to help organize small pieces of hardware. To see at a glance what's inside each one, I made these simple label holders that double as the drawer pulls.
Each holder begins as a scrap "two-by" that's cut to the desired length, see Fig. 1. But to form the recess for the label safely, it's best to use extra-wide pieces.
This recess is made by routing a shallow groove in the edge of the workpiece, see Fig. 1. Then, to create slots that hold the label in place, I use a bandsaw to cut two thin kerfs 111 the corners of the groove, see Fig. 2.
To complete each label holder, just rip off a narrow strip. Then glue and screw it in place.
Steve Hams Fairfield, California
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