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Use twin-bead ponytailers to wrap and store extension cords, power cords, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 24

Tip on keeping power cords wrapped up, but available, by using resealable cable ties.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 30

Tip suggests using toilet paper cardboard cylinders to keep power tool cords neat during storage.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 44

Reel for storing extension cords is made from PVC pipe fittings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 84

Tip on storing long extension cords in a large plastic pail.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 42

Tip on making a large winding board to store a long extension cord.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #390 Jul-Aug 1998 (v.48#7) pg. 16

Three methods for winding extension cords are illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 16

Portable storage reels for 300-ft. of heavy-duty extension cord or compressed air lines. Built from plywood, PVC pipe, and a lazy Susan bearing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 32

Strap for wrapping coiled extension cords is made from inner tube rubber.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 28

Tip on converting a 5-gallon plastic bucket to an extension cord carrier with a four-outlet gang box installed in the bottom.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 28

Tip on storing an extension cord in a 5-gallon pail.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.19#2) pg. 32

Extension cord reel features a duplex electrical outlet in the end of the reel. Built from wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #52 Jan 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 25

Cord ties for portable power tools are made from adhesive-backed hook and loop fastener (Velcro).
SHOPNOTES #10 Jul 1993 (v.2) pg. 29

Tip suggests using elastic ponytail holders to keep power cords rolled up.
SHOPNOTES #25 Jan 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

Creative and practical uses for empty 5-gallon buckets. (1) Low scaffold. (2) Hose and garden tool storage. (3) No-tangle extension cord holder.
SUNSET Mar 1995 (v.194#3) pg. 114

Wall-mounted rack to hold a 50-foot extension cord.
WOOD MAGAZINE #107 Aug 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 23

Tip on wrapping an extension cord on a reel so you can use a long cord for short distances without unwrapping the whole thing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 40

Caddy holds the plug end of power tools, etc. up off the floor, ready for use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 43

Tip suggests using sections of empty plastic caulk tubes as electric cord wraps.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 5

Tip on using a nail through the prong holes of an electric plug to keep a wrapped power cord in place.
WOODSMITH #114 Dec 1997 (v.19) pg. 5