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Category: Quick & Dirty

Quick & Dirty projects are those that allow you to do more, either by solving a projlem or by streamlining a process. Sometimes they save you time, other times it is money that they help you keep.

The idea behind these projects is that old engineer adage, “As complex as it needs to be, as simple as it can be”. Sometimes, doing things the simplest way possible will still yield comparable results to methods that take up much more time. While they may look more polished and refined, the end product will look just the same.

So check out these projects and ideas, and make sure to keep an open mind and do not let yourself be bogged down by conventions and how things have always been done (just do not disregard safety, please). And if you think one of these ideas could be improved upon further, do not hesitate to let me know in the comments!

Full disclosure, these projects do not actually involve dirt. I thought I should point that out, just in case.

Storage Boxes from Scrap – Quick & Dirty

Today I share with you a technique to make multi-compartment trays or even shadow boxes from scrap pieces. With a slight modification, you can also make single storage boxes in large numbers for all your shop organization needs. And if you go that extra mile, you can turn what starts out as a shop project […]

Air Blow Gun Holder – Quick & Dirty

An air blower gun paired with a compressor in your shop is a great way to remove dust and debris, be it from a workpiece or a workbench. But while the looped hoses that are available offer some advantages, mostly in terms of reach, tidyness is not one of them. Fix that with a simple […]

Quick & Dirty Safety Board

Yet another Quick & Dirty project, this one is meant to solve one problem that I have been fighting in my shop since the very start – falling objects. I had my personal safety equipment on hooks, and it kept falling down onto my overcrowded desk, tossing other stuff down on the ground or outright destroying more […]

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