New subscriber Jim Ashley sent me this tip:
“My shop, like many others I’m sure, changes often, and I found it a bit tedious to remount power strips using the existing mounting holes. Having to remeasure, set screw depth, etc. What I’ve done for the last few years is to ziptie the power strip to a piece of plywood
, with a couple of dados cut on the underneath sides to allow the plywood to be flush-mount somewhere in the shop, e.g. beam, paneled wall, etc. Then, I drill some countersink holes in the plywood and mount where desired. It allows for quick mounting and relocation of the power strip when reconfiguring a space.
Adam Farrow-Palmer wrote me to share this:
"Here’s a simple one I learned when I was laboring…when your carpenter’s pencil gets too short to hold comfortably, slip a bit of hose/tubing over the end. I love your newsletter!”