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Step 1: Step 1. Materials and Tools
Some length of PVC Pipe 1/2" , 3/4" or 1" will work
At least 4 T fittings for the diameter pipe you will use
At least 1 End Cap
Tool hangers, clips, etc. (I used an old lamp holder, a tool clip and an unused tool claw)
1/2" woods screws
Tool to cut pipe (I used a ratcheting pipe cutter)
Drill with 1/8" bit
Step 2: Step 2. Create the Pivots/Joints
Step 2a Small PVC piece. Cut a small section of PVC pipe (for 1/2" pipe about 1 1/2') - just enough to fit all the way into both fittings with a little gap between.
Step 2b Glue on of the T joints . Pick one of the 2 T' joints and apply a thin layer of PV C cement and glue the small PVC section into it. Give it a few seconds to dry/harden.
Step 2c. Create the "index" for second joint. Push the PVC length all the way into the other T. Make sure it can turn with a little pressure. With the 1/8" drill bit. drill a hole through one wall of the T-joint and through one wall of the PVC (do not drill all the way through). Once done, turn the movable T joint about 45 degrees. Using the same hole 45 degree on the joint, drill another hole through the PVC. Repeat every 45 degrees. You will end up with a T with one hole and a PVC piece with several holes in it -- these will be the "stops".
Step 2d. Secure T with a wood screw. Pick a position and screw a woods screw through the stop hole to secure the T-joint in one position.
Step 3: Step 3. Build the "Holders"
Step 3a - Tool Hook. This was the easiest, I just drilled a 1/8" pilot hole in the end cap and screwed in the tool hook.
Step 3b - Basic clamp - I drilled a 1/8" pilot hole into the end cap -- then fastened it so it would not move using a machine screw and several nuts.
Step 3c - Lamp clamp - I drilled a 1/8" pilot hole. Then heated the end cap using a heat gun until it got rubbery - then pressed the end clamp ball through the hole. I then filled the end cap with PVC cement so that the clamp would not turn.
SAFETY TIP. When drilling a hole in the end cap, secure the end cap using something other than your hand. I used pliers - a vise would have been a better choice.