A swinging way to save bench space
To better use limited bench space, install your grinder so it swings down underneath the bench when you're through using it. To do this, screw a pair of 6" or larger strap hinges to the underside of the bench. Hammer the ends back to lie flat on the benchtop. Next, attach a plywood base to the hinges, then bolt the tool onto the base. (Countersink the bolts so the base will sit flush on the bench.) Finally, install a pair of screw eyes and a wire hook (a coat hanger works well) to hold the tool back away from your knees in its storage position.
—Fred Easley, Jerseyville, Ill.