Every time I buy an old house or work on one, it seems that a big pile of old window shades gets canned. Don’t throw those shades away!
I just built a great outfeed table for my standing power tools out of a bunch of 30-in.-long by 1-in.-dia. shade rollers. One end already has a centered pin — a 16d nail works on the other. I put several other shades to use as disappearing dust covers over my drawing table and my hobby workbench, and the vinyl shades have also found new uses as dropcloths.
Frederick E. Bishop, Farrell, PA