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Hammers are one of the more versatile tools, but they sure do waste space, don’t they? An enterprising Instructables user decided to make his hammer work harder by adding a screwdriver, ruler, magnet and even a bottle opener to it. If you’ve got the time, you can whip a similar one up.
Wheeled work carts are great helpers in a work shop, but the large open trays are difficult to organise without spacers, and tend to accumulate random tools. With a few DIY trays and holders, you can turn that work cart into something much more useful.
Pegboards are handy tool organisers — everyone knows this. But they can hold much more than you think. Here’s how to build custom shelves and tool holders that will expand the functionality of your pegboard.
Hand planes are elegant tools that if properly cared for will last a lifetime. Here’s how to use them, and how to keep them in good condition; ready for every occasion. Planes are used to straighten, smooth and remove wood. From shaving the bottom of a door to smoothing a desk surface, a hand plane will get the job done easily, while providing the the most comfort.
Mitre saws can take your DIY skills to the next level, but it’s important to make sure you follow some basic safety tips before starting your cuts. This video outlines some of them.
Most modern workshops already have lots of tools, and space is at a premium. If you like to keep a computer monitor or TV in your workshop, build this swing-out monitor arm to raise your display away from the dirt and dust on your work table.
If you have ever dabbled in woodworking, you’re probably aware of the eyesore that screws can be. This method lets you attach wood together with screws, but keeps the screw head hidden from sight.
The popular way to carry a Leatherman or multi-tool is in a pouch that sits on your waist. For an everyday carry style, attach a metal clip that still allows you to open and close the tool.