Coping with Coil Stock
My helper and I took Jim Goodrum’s tip on making a Flashing dispenser one step further. As shown in the drawing, we remove the coil stock from its box and cut a slot in the box’s side. Then we nail the box to a couple of planks draped across a pair of sawhorses. By putting measurements on the plank, we don’t need to pull out a tape every time we need to cut a piece to a certain length. We also indicate on the box the amount of stock that we’ve used. The running total tells us exactly how much stock we have available.
Kenneth S. Barnes, Goshen, N.Y.