Fire…

A good pal of mine recently had his shop catch fire. He’s the second buddy in a year to share the same horrific tragedy. It’s an awful experience that is sometimes preventable and other times only containable. This fire started with an electrical short inside a wall and was accelerated by paint products. The ruins you see here were the result of just minutes of heat. It’s scary to think about.

Get insurance. Get fire alarms. Be careful.

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The Lead Holder

I’ve never used anything else in my shop… I’m sure there is something better, but I am stuck in my ways. The great thing about a lead holder is that it can write on anything and what you write is legible and removable. My supply of both holders and lead has ran clean dry, so I got online and looked for replacements. Found em.

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The Square Drill Bit

Now this, my friends, is lunacy… Despite what the video says, this “drill bit” actually hails from Japan – not China.

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Personalized And Damn Near Vintage

I’m typically not into reproduction stuff, but my buddy Steve at Garage Art does it so damned well. Lately, he’s been lovingly working on a line of personalized garage hangers done on 24-gauge metal. They are available in a variety of sizes and designs. You can get more information on them here.

And yeah, Steve sponsors us here on The Garage Journal… BUT, this is an unsolicited mention. I just dig this stuff.

In any case, here are some examples:

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Plastic Bins
Plastic Bins