Quick and Dirty Tool Tips

Quick and Dirty Tool Tips

When you're at work or at home, you might not have all you need to complete the task. Have you ever made the mistake of drilling a hole in the wrong place? How about some wrenching while assisting a friend? Instead of running to the store, here are some fast troubleshooting tips.

Take a wooden golf tee and poke it as far as it will go if you're working at home and accidently punch a hole where you shouldn't. To repair the wood, cut the tee, sand the area, and refinish the wood. Your lover won't be able to tell the difference.

If you don't have a wrench, grab a large bolt and spin on two nuts. Make a quick and easy wrench by leaving enough room between the two nuts to fit whatever has to be rotated.
If your tools are rusted and you don't have any Handy Craft Tools Multi-Purpose Cleaner-Degreaser on hand, use WD40 and sandpaper to clean them. If that doesn't work, try baking soda to get rid of the rust. Combine the baking soda and lemon juice and apply it to your rusted tools. Allow to sit for a few minutes before wiping and drying.

If you have exposed blades in your tool shed, cutting a segment of garden hose and slitting the hose lengthwise is an easy way to keep your equipment safe from curious kids while still keeping them sharp for future use. Place the opening over your blade, and the rest of the hose should wrap around your tool tightly.
After a job well done, you'll need a bottle opener. If you don't have a Handy Beverage Tool, drive a nail into a board such that half an inch remains visible. Bend the nail down and use the nail head to pry the bottle open.
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