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I'm not sure if you can answer this maybe you're too young.  But thought I'd try as many experts I can and maybe someone can steer me in the right direction.  I have a pegboard for an outdoor shed, and I wanted to use it to hang mops rakes brooms etc.  I found our rakes brooms etc, don't have a hole for string to go through to hang from a hook.  Years ago people were able to get tops usually rubber tops that fit over the top of a broom or mop and had a hole for a string so people could hang them on a nail or whatever.  Do you know what the proper name is and is it possible to find somewhere to get them.  We live in a small town with limited retail and hardware stores are small and don't carry things like this.  thanks

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Hi Jan, I have never seen these for sale, but I have seen hangers that have "grippers" that grip the handle and hold the implement such as these at Walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lehigh-SS29-6-Handle-Holder-Hooks/19870536

Even a small town hardware store should have a few options for handled tools for you to look at that would work on your pegboard.


The other obvious option is to simply drill a hole, which is easily done....simply use a brad point or Black and Decker "Bullet" type drill bit that has a center point, say 5/16" size, and use a backing scrap block for the drill bit to give you a clean hole.
Hope that helps- Regards- Greg

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Questions on Woodworking, wood finishing and refinishing of all kinds, repairing furniture and wooden objects, Architectural details, Woodturning, carving, tool usage, product usage, some chemistry as it applies to woodworking and related interests,cabinet making and furniture construction/design, etc. I have experience with all manners of colorants, finishes, paints, stains, dyes, glazes, and coatings, wood species recognition and usage,tool recommendations, blade types and recommendation,techniques and methods for many Woodworking related issues, etc.

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Fine furniture restorer and cabinet maker for over 30 years,serving high end Antique dealers, Interior designers, Collectors in the CT area. Consulting for area Painting/Decorating and Building contractors on non painting issues..(staining, wood prep.,clear finishing, floor restoration and architectural detail restoration and repair, etc.) Sold, built, serviced, setup Home, Industrial, and Commercial stationary woodworking tools for a major tool retailer in CT. for three years, sold hand and power tools , provided knowledge, parts replacement, service, and on site service, Trade show Demo, and training as well.

Publications
Published in Fine Woodworking Magazine (12/97), included on Fine Woodworkings first "Best of Fine Woodworking" CD-ROM (2002) ...("27 year compilation of expert know-how")

Education/Credentials
Art School at Silvermine Guild in Norwalk, CT., 9 year apprenticeship in a European run Cabinet and Restoration shop in CT., various classes on subjects having to do with the field. Seminars from major Tool manufacturers, Skil/Bosch, Delta, Powermatic, Ritter, Porter cable, Milwaukee, Dewalt/B&Decker, Performax.

Past/Present Clients
Many varied clients including work on Martha Stewarts' Westport, CT. show house, many fine Antique dealers and private collectors in and around Fairfield County and in Woodbury, CT. (the Antiques capital of CT.), Golden Age of Trucking Museum,Consulting for area Painting/Decorating and Building contractors on non painting issues..(staining, wood prep.,clear finishing, floor restoration and architectural detail restoration and repair, etc.), local Museums and Historical Societies. For the last two years I have been employed with Schwenke Auctioneers Inc.- Woodbury Auction LLC., as a staff photographer,IT tech,and doing restoration and repair work as well.

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