Redneck extension cord holder/carrier.

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Project by AngieO posted 09-21-2013 11:20 PM 4968 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok… Ok… I know it’s not fancy. But heck… I’m tired of moving this dang extension cord around in my shop. It’s a 100’ extension cord and its kinda heavy. We use it for the electric weed eater. It’s very handy but don’t have a place for it and its always in my way.

Today has been a cleaning day in my shop. So while cleaning I decided to finally take care of this thing and this is what I have. Of course… All recycled material. A beat up 1×10 that had a bunch of knots and a crack. That crack isn’t going to affect anything. A scrap piece of 2×3 cut in half. And I cut a piece of plywood for the long strip. Last year we had a leak in the garage and temporarily had some rope to tie some tarps down. The rope is from that. So now not only do I have a good place to wrap the cord… I can also hang it up on the wall… And also use the rope to carry it to its destination. Popped two screws in each board… Good to go. All the wood was from my last score that I didn’t share with you guys. It was a crazy mix of scraps.

Lol. I love it. I know it’s not woodworking at its finest… But it’s made out of wood and it serves a great purpose in my shop. Now to come up with something for my air compressor hose. Lol:)

Gosh… It sure doesn’t take much to impress me does it. Lol!!!
Hope you are all having a great weekend.

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#1 posted 09-21-2013 11:21 PM

Oh… And I used a spade bit (if that’s what it’s called???) to drill out the holes since I don’t have h drill press yet. :(

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 11:40 PM

It’s functional…that’s all that counts. Good job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 11:41 PM

Nice! I need like…20 of those. :)


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#4 posted 09-21-2013 11:44 PM

Gotta love rednek engineering! My shop is full of it. LOL Im sure it will be a handy addition for you

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 11:57 PM

Nice functional project, Angie.!!!!!!!!!! Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 12:13 AM

Very intuitive! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Ya keeping things neat and orderly for safety’s sake.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 12:45 AM

One heck of a good idea! I have 5 or 6 of the plastic ones and all are broke somewhere. Lol.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#8 posted 09-22-2013 12:55 AM

Good design, engineering and execution! For my air hose I got one of those cheap garden hose hangers as I didn’t want any thing with sharp edges to put a hole in it.

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#9 posted 09-22-2013 12:59 AM

There is a nice little flea market in town. They have a nice retractable reel for air hoses. And they are a great price. Thinking I might splurge and get one since I saved on the one. Lol

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#10 posted 09-22-2013 01:14 AM

In most cases, for the shop, function is more important than beauty. But it still takes skills to make it function. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 01:39 AM

It Not a true Redneck project until you add the DUCT TAPE


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#12 posted 09-22-2013 01:46 AM

Did you say to anyone, “Hold my beer and watch this?” If not, it ain’t rednckian!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 09-22-2013 02:56 AM

Holding out on us Angie? Nice job on the portable cord tote!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 09-22-2013 05:45 AM

Great idea. Thanks!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 09-22-2013 10:11 AM

I had one of those air hose reels years ago. Didn’t work out because the hose never seemed to be where I needed it. Now I use the garden hose hangers like mentioned above. Having the air hose on the floor (when in use) seems to work better for me than having it come down from above.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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