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How to steady tools on wavy workshop floors
You rarely find a garage or basement with a perfectly smooth and flat concrete floor. And for most of us, that's the workshop floor. If you move your equipment around at all, you can spend a lot of time trying to steady it in each new location. Buy a package of pine shims (the kind lumberyards and home centers sell for installing windows and door jambs). Drill a hole in the thicker end of each shim and tie a loop of twine through it. Hang one of these modified shims on each piece of equipment. From now on, when you move a tool, you can steady it instantly by sliding the shim under the wobbly leg.
--Michael Tamarkin, York, Pa.
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