New Life for Broken Shop Vacuums
Next time an old shop vacuum dies, don't trash the whole thing—just toss the lid and motor, and then use the canister as a roll-around trash can. Just nudge it with your toe to move it wherever you need it.
Simple Putty Knife Cleaning
When you're stripping furniture, use this easy method for getting all the goo off your putty knife. Make some slits in the side of a cardboard box and just pull your knife through the slits. All the goo will drop off into the box. Stripping chemicals can be combustible, so make sure you let the goo dry thoroughly before disposing of it.
Portable Paper Towel Holder
Use this simple tip all the time when you're working in your shop or out in the yard. Slide a roll of paper towels over a quick-release clamp and move it around with you. Clamp it to the side of your workbench, the hood of your car or the side of your stepladder—you name it. No more excuses for wiping your hands on your pants.