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Color Coded

A bag of col­ored rub­ber bands cost less than a buck yet its use­ful­ness in help­ing you color code items for quick ref­er­ence can be price­less. Use them on bat­ter­ies so you know if they are charged or de­pleted. As­sign mean­ings for each color to form your own color code and band them around other items that need your at­ten­tion.

Paint­ing Base

Head down to the dol­lar store and nab your­self a cat scratcher to use as a paint­ing base. It’s made of lay­ers of cor­ru­gated card­board that is per­fectly sized for skew­ers or even chop­sticks. We mounted al­li­ga­tor clips to bam­boo skew­ers so that they can be used to grip items that you need to paint. Hold the skew­ers while you spray or air­brush so you don’t miss a spot and plant it into the base to dry. If you have an abun­dance of card­board boxes, you can cut them into strips and glue them to make your own base too.

Parts Keeper

A strip of self-ad­he­sive mag­netic tape ap­plied to your tool­box can help you keep small metal items such as body clips and screws from get­ting lost while still al­low­ing you quick ac­cess to them. This works well for fran­tic track­side work as well as main­te­nance at your work­bench at home.

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