I have been storing my dowels in a 6”x24” paper tube stored in a garbage can. The garbage can collect everything from electrical box plugs, batteries, scrap brass or copper, waterheater burner, bent nails.
The problem came to light when I knew I had a length of dowel but I couldn’t reach it. For a long time, I have thought about storing my dowels in a piece of gutter. So I built one, 5’ with ends. I haven’t put on a lid just yet, but that will come in time.
What has come to mind, where to place it? I would like to put on the wall, but you need to get close to see what is laying in the bottom corner. With benches around almost all walls there isn’t much room to look over the bench. I am think about some pull down method, where it sits flush with wall and when I need grab hold of it and pull down and close to me. A couple of linkages should make it work.
So how do you keep your dowel? I know about the people who store there in the ceiling joist of there basement workshop. I have though about a PVC tube with an opening near the bottom. Just looking of ideas. If your is good find some magazine to tell and you might win something. Just a thought.
W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico
-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico