Extension-Cord and Air-Hose Reel
Carpenters working on job sites start every day by unrolling extension cords, and end every day by rolling them back up again. If they’re not careful, they end up with a bird’s nest that’s hard to untangle the next day. As it turns out, there’s a better way.
Ric Winters of Georgetown, Texas, has been using these homemade extension-cord and air-hose reels of his own design for over a decade. The setup uses plywood, PVC, and a lazy-susan bearing to make a heavy-duty reel that can hold a great deal of cord or hose.