...but I do post about retracting cords. Our garage is sorely lacking in outlets, especially near the work bench. I had been meaning to run an extension cord over there, but never got around to it. Through somewhat strange circumstances we came into possession of a retracting extension cord reel. It was just what we needed.
I wanted to hang it a little below the rafters so it wouldn't hit any of the junk we have up there, so I grabbed a piece of scrap wood.
After a little customizing, and some stainless steel screws, it was mounted. I ran an extension cord to it and I was done. This is the best kind of project--cheap, quick, and very useful.