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Accident in the Shop (Tablesaw Kickback)

Well…Mike had an accident in the shop. A good one. He was cutting a piece of walnut way smaller than he should have been and it kicked back and sliced his nose open.

There is only footage of the wound at the end of the video (if you’re squeamish). It took 11 stitches at the urgent care center. I was lucky it didn’t hit my eye or remove any of the skin. The doctor said it should heal just fine.

Overall it wasn’t too painful, I’m just happy to have 2 eyes and 10 fingers! Stitches come out next week.

Link to the build video: https://goo.gl/kLrwv3

Mike Makes a Folding Extension Cord Organizer

I built shelves to organize my power tools last week, but I needed a way to organize my extension cords. I was inspired by a Pinterest pin and the 5 in 1 coat hangers that you’ve “seen on TV.”

In this video I design my own space saving extension cord organizer that folds down flat against the wall when not in use. Overall I was very happy with the design and it’s working great!

I don’t have plans for this build, but if there’s enough interest I might put together a sketch or two.

Mike Makes Power Tool Storage w/ Cord Organization

This week I build power tool organization above my new tool board that we made last week. Each shelf was custom built to hold each power tool with a shelf below that organizes all of the cables.

I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It’s nice to finally have a place to store everything!

Mike Makes a Tool Board (Hand Tool Organization)

I’ve had my hand tools in a drawer at home for weeks after building the workshop. It was time to organize all of my hand tools on the wall with a custom tool board.

In this video I make holders for my most used tools (pliers, wrenches, hammer, tape measure, knife, screwdrivers, speed square etc.) Like Matthias and others, I prefer this tool board over the french cleat system.