Hmm, maybe instead of "what can you create with a coffee can" we can go with creative alternative uses for various items. E.g. I see photos of binder clips and toilet paper rolls used for cable management in the office. I'm sure everyone has a random jar or something for miscellaneous screws. Maybe we should start a blog series on repurposed things for home improvement and/or tool organization.
A couple of my own tips:
- Taking a washer behind a hinge to cause it to pivot and close the door better.
- I also use plastic takeout containers for holding small parts in my tool closet.
- For mounting my networking and telecomm gear I took a shelf and mounted it on it's side for a clean surface to screw everything into.
- I had a trick for doubling up two hole saw blades on a common center bit+chuck for expanding an existing hole where there was nothing to bite into for the center bit.
Of course, this defeats the entire purpose of the contest by turning it into a blog series. So maybe others have thoughts for turning it back into a contest, and if so, what we should win?