Store Dowels in Staggered Lengths of Drain Pipe
Issue: Issue 292
Posted Date: 1/10/2012
Dowel offcuts quickly multiply in a busy workshop. I keep mine sorted and organized by length using pieces of vinyl gutter drain pipe. Cut several lengths of pipe to suit the dowel scraps you have, then cut 1 ½”-thick blocks that will fit snugly inside the pipe. Screw a block in the bottom end of each pipe, then screw these assemblies to a base that is large enough to prevent them from tipping over.
-Richard Maher, Rochester, New York