When I use my Flex-Shaft Tool (a sort of Dremel Tool on steroids), I’ll hang it over my work table and plug it into the conveniently located overhead power strip. But most of the time, it would simply be in the way there.
I wanted a place to store the Flex Shaft when not in use. It would have to be handy, and the storage would also have to let the shaft remain straight. It’s been lying on the counter in my workshop for the past week or so, taking up a lot of space – so I had to deal with this, pronto.
I solved the storage problem by mounting a hook in the ceiling near the right-hand end of the workshop cabinets:
The hook is sold for hanging bicycles. I picked up one at the local hardware store. I like that the hook is coated in rubber.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing solid in the drywall ceiling at this location, so I had to make up a mounting block from some pine board – left over from building the test track shelf. Some drywall plugs and four screws will make sure it doesn’t come out of the ceiling. Next time I have the paint out, I’ll apply a coat to the mounting block and it should all but disappear.