AW Extra 7/11/13 – All Bases Covered

All Bases Covered

Every few years, I give my shop a thorough cleaning.
When I discovered that the base of my drill press
had been harboring fugitives—drill bits, driver bits,
screws, nails, nuts, bolts and a mouse that had gone
on to his great reward—I decided something had to
be done.

With this simple plywood cover, I’ll rest easier
knowing that the next shop mouse will have to fi nd a
new place to hide my tools and hardware.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker August/September 2012, issue #155.