Your nonslip router mat sure comes in handy. But, when you roll it up to put away, you end up with a bulky bundle that can be hard to store.

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woodworking technique shop tip

Hang the mat out of the way over the end of your workbench. Place the mat near one corner, fold it over the end of the benchtop, and fasten it with aluminum carpet edging or countertop molding. When you don't need the mat, simply flip it over the end of the bench.
—Chuck Hedlund, Des Moines, Iowa