Here's a smart way to keep a vise or small bench-top tool right at your fingertips without cluttering your workbench: Build this slide-in base and mount the vise or tool on it so the entire unit can slide back in upside down and out of the way. Countersink holes into the underside of the base so you can recess the mounting nuts and washers.
Pegboard is everywhere—panels, hooks, doodads, you name it. Every hand tool in the hardware store is hanging on pegboard. Every bag of bolts, roll of duct tape and tin of Tic Tacs at the checkout counter—pegboarded. Even the pegboard hooks hang on pegboard hooks. But that should come as no surprise. Retailers want a display system that’s sturdy, easy to rearrange and adaptable—the same qualities you need in your work spaces at home.