MAKE contributor Bill Bumgarner has posted another great home project, and it’s chock full of fun things like a tap & die, drill press, and cross-sliding vise (and lasers):
While making my own low voltage cable light fixtures, I searched high and low for a little piece of hardware that would elegantly connect between the suspension cables and the wires down to the lights.
No luck. Everyone wants to sell you a cable lighting kit or, at best, the only “parts” are $40 bare MR-16 halogen lamp fixtures.
No thanks. Until I could figure out a solution, I simply bent a few bits of heavy gauge copper wire and made hangers like the one at right.
It worked OK, but clearly needed to be replaced with a real solution…
Best quote: “Every drill should come with lasers.”