I’m not even joking.
I can literally remember trying to figure out how to adjust the seat height on my tricycle when I was three fucking years old.
I was, without a doubt, born to be a mechanic.
Forget about it.
My younger brother is the exact opposite of me. He is a Finish Carpenter by trade but can’t even fix a damn lawnmower.
Nature certainly has a sense of humor.
As you may know (snicker) my garage here is an unmitigated disaster area and pretty much has been since the day we moved in here.
I have hoarding issues to put it mildly.
Since I’m not currently gainfully employed, I have been out there thrashing around like an epileptic in the deep end of a pool trying to sort of rearrange a bunch of shit and get rid of a bunch of crap. With some small results. Certainly nothing to write Mom about, but some.
A long time ago I watched a few Youtubes about organizing your garage and a couple days ago as I was yet again looking for one of my cordless drills, happened to remember one in particular.
There are several out there for building these cordless drill organizers out of 3 inch PVC pipe so I have no idea who originally came up with it but it is pretty ingenious.
All this ties in with my last post when I wound up at Lowes getting what I needed to build some.
The good news is that I actually got some cut, drilled, screwed together and mounted.
The bad news is that you can take one close look at it and know exactly who did it.
There isn’t one straight cut, even after going and buying a new Speed Square to use as a guide for my Skill Saw.
The holes are off and every single one of them are mounted crooked.
But they work. So there.
That’s all I was after.
Pretty freakin’ handy little units.
For my next trick, I need to come up with a smallish box with shelves or find something already built, to make a charging station and have a place to store all the damn batteries. Of course I can’t have just one brand, I have 3. And 2 of the 3 have batteries of different sizes.
The Ryobi shit has the most batteries at 6, of which two are the old style 18 volt and are way bigger than the new ones. the Harbor Freight has two different sizes of 20 volt and a guy gave me a DeWalt cordless 18 volt 3/8’s impact and a battery that works but I don’t have a charger for it, yet.
I have a Ryobi drill, 3/8’s impact, 18 volt flashlight, 2 small cordless circular saws and a cordless Sawzall.
All except the drill motor are over 20 years old.
I am going to replace all of that as they come available, with the Harbor Freight shit.
They had DeWalt and then Milwaukee stuff where I worked and I discovered much to my dismay that it doesn’t seem to matter how much you spend or what name brand you buy, they all have absolute garbage drill chucks on them.
So why spend the damn money is my opinion.
It’s not like I am trying to make a living with this stuff, it’s all hobby type work I use them for anyway.
Especially since I can’t seem to cut a straight line or drill a straight hole freehand anyway.