Do you store your workbench on the ceiling too?

Tricked Out Work Bench – Cutting table – also shows how I use Festool’s on table top system.

How I solved the problem of using my garage for a multi-purpose work area. If you have a large cabinet shop, or a small home shop, many of us are plagued with the problem of having some confined space that we work in somewhere.  So it is very important to make things as efficient as possible. This is just one of many of my solutions.

The Amazing FastCap!

 Here is a project we installed about 3 years ago.  The curved panels seem to be pulling away from the walls, unsure exactly why, but is possibly due to them being unbalanced with finish from the front to the back. We used a variety of FastCap products to fix this problem.



As you can see, the panel is pulling away from the wall (with quite a bit of force)








We used a FastCap 3rd hand pole to apply force back to the wall.










Then we used the FastCap FlushMount Drillbit system to countersink for the Powerhead screws






















We used 3 1/2″ Powerhead screws to screw through the face of the panel. Although we did not want to do this, It was really the easiest way out and screwing into the backside of the MDF panel would not be strong enough.


























Now the fun part… This is a stained cherry veneer panel. I actually used a PVC FastCap, darkened it up with a Mohawk marker, and voila! It nearly disappeared!










Check out the finished product below! Simply Amazing!












Certainly one of my favorite FastCap fixes of all time!




















  See a few more project pictures here

A Big THANK YOU to Paul Akers of FastCap for producing such innovative products!

What have you stuck lately?

There are a few things that work as nicely as FastCap  SpeedTape, here are a few small projects I did with them lately.

SpeedTape is FastCap’s high performance ultra-bond adhesive in a peel and stick roll! Apply SpeedTape to almost anything you want to stick in place. Peel off the liner and stick it! If you have a peel and stick application, SpeedTape is the answer. I keep this stuff in every tool bag I have, its great!

If you prefer to purchase on ebay, here is the link: SPEEDTAPE


I installed LED lighting under the cabinets. I used it to adhere the aluminum channel to the wood surface.



I created a magnetic chalk board; Cut a piece of 1/16 inch steel, sprayed it with the chalk board paint, and adhered it using the speedtape to the painted wood panel.


This is a fantastic use of space to allow menus for the week or kids school clippings.




Another cool thing you can do SpeedTape is use it on the Schluter Jolly for tile edging. It really speeds up the process of giving you a finish look to your tile backsplash.



All done!