A curtain call for finishing small parts
Finding a place to keep small parts while they dry can leave you in a real quandary.
Screw a length of curtain rod to a ceiling joist for a great out-of-the-way place to hang up such parts. Slip drapery carriers into the track, add curtain hooks, and you have a drying rack that's ready to use. Screw small cup hooks into the backs of the workpieces so you can hang them on the rack with lengths of wire or thread and apply finish. These will hold a surprising amount of weight. If you don't want to make screw holes in the backs of the pieces, use straight pins with hooks bent into them near the heads. Or, attach hooks with hotmelt adhesive.
—Robert McGloin, Elyria, Ohio