Extension-Ladder Tool Holder
Using items collecting dust in my shop, I assembled a simple fixture (drawings above) for holding tools and materials while I work on an extension ladder. I started by cutting an old broom handle into a 25-in.-long piece. I drilled the center of each end and screwed a 1-in. eye screw into each hole. The wood rod slides into the hollow rung on my ladder, with about 4 in. sticking out each side. This gives me the ability to hang items such as a caulk gun on one side and a bucket of tools on the other, so I’m prepared for whatever the day presents.
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—John Carroll, Durham, NC
Edited and illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #257
What a great idea! Maybe add two carabiners.
Both excellent ideas and easy to replicate from the photos! Thanks!!