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Homemade Socket Holder
Chuck Knipp, Palco, Kan.: "I have a lot of sockets in my shop without cases and nowhere to put them. So I made a socket holder using a piece of 1 1/2-in. angle iron mounted to the wall. I spaced the sockets out on the bar and then marked each location with chalk. Then I ground down the points on some nails and tack-welded them to the bar. After a little paint, I had a cheap, durable socket holder.
  "I made a rotating screw and nail holder by welding a piece of 3/4-in. sucker rod to an old disc blade to make a stand. Then I attached metal grain leg buckets to pieces of strap iron that fit over the sucker rod. Four buckets weld to each strap iron bracket, which has a 3/4 in. hole in it. I tack-welded large washers to the sucker rod to hold each set of buckets in place. They spin freely around the rod. It took only a couple hours to build but is a great way to organize screws, nuts, bolts, nails, staples and other small parts."

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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4