Don’t discard your metal coffee cans in the 11- to 15-ounce sizes. Here’s a simple upcycle for them in the shop! If you cut off their bottoms and inside top flanges with a can opener, they’re just the right size to form sturdy and smooth couplings between sections of 4″ dust collector hose. They’re useful in a pinch or as your whole-shop solution, and you won’t spend a penny of your woodworking budget on them.
– Phil Hartman