Draw Circles Without a Protractor Using a Speed Square

speed square drawing a circle

Many speed squares or rafter squares have a notch by their corner. Simply drive a nail where you want the center of the circle, place your pencil in a slot or on the edge of the square, place the nail in the corner notch and rotate!

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Tie a Knot in an Extension Cord to Stay Wired

Making a knot with extension cord receptacle and power cord can help avoid accidental unplugging. Other knots, including a simple overhand-style knot work well too.

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Gloved Ladder Prevents Wall Scuffs

Clean leather or rubber work gloves at the end of an extension ladder can help prevent scuffs and paint or wall damage.

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Improvised Debris Chute Using Sonotube or Pipe

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Clean a Cutting Board with Lemon

Clean and deodorize a cutting board by rubbing half a lemon on it. Let it sit 15 minutes before rinsing off.

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Straw Holder for Carbonated Drinks

Keep drinking straws from rising and falling out of carbonated drinks by rotating the tab and putting the straw through the tab.

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