I needed something small to spray paint some small parts on that would not allow them to stick to the table I was working on, forcing profane oaths from my mouth. Here is my solution.
Step 1: First Layout Your Grid
I found the piece of shelving in my shop and couldnt remember what it went to, so it goes to this project. It was a piece of particle board covered in paper that looked like wood grain. This was from some sort of ultra cheap furniture, no big loss if I figure out where it goes. I used a drywall square and pen to layout a 1"x1" grid on the board allowing some room on the two edges for clamps, should I need to clamp t to something. Honestly I just layed out the grid until the square wouldnt fit then called the undone section "clamp space."
Step 2: Sink Some Screws
My board was about a 1/2 inch so I would have about 1 1/2 inches of screws outside of the board. Why not nails you ask? I didnt feel like swinging a hammer. But the particle board wouldnt handle nails, not this close, it would have given up and disentagrated. I put six screws in the edges of the board to support the board as put the other screws in, so i didnt end up screwing 100 screws in to this board and the work surface below it, I would have never gotten it lose.
Step 3: Sink Some More Screws
At the corners of every grid add another screw, and another , and another, you get the point. This part of the build was really boring until my piece of worthless junk cordless died, I think the battery is shot. Well time to pull out the old standby, my old brace. This 60 year old brace never lets me down. It works great every time I use it and I have yet to need to replace the batteries. Needless to say the brace saved the day, whoa that rhymed.
Step 4: Finally Done
I may not have needed to change the battery but I did work up a sweat with the last 60 or so screws. After all of the screws where in place it is ready to go. Now you have a nice little place that is portable to paint on. I hope yall enjoy, Thanks.