Turn Your Regular Hammer into a Dead Blow Hammer

dead blow hammer

Don’t leave your next wood project looking like a woodpecker attacked it. Use the soft end of your hammer handle to adjust stubborn pieces of material into place without leaving indents into soft woods. Improvised dead blow hammer!

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Add Hooks Almost Anywhere with Sugru

sugru hooks

Use state of the art Sugru to make custom hooks you can apply just about anywhere. Step-by-step details available through the via link above.

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Simple Bookmark Ideas – The Paperclip

simple bookmark ideas

Looking for simple bookmark ideas? Short of folding over the corner of your pages, this simple hack is one of the easiest out there. Never again lose your bookmark – or your place in a book, for that matter! Paperclips, a readily accessible stationary item in many households, make excellent placeholders that will hold on to their designated page for dear life, unlike the traditional bookmark which can have a habit of slipping away and under the bed unnoticed as you are engulfed in a particularly exciting chapter. The next time you’re looking for simple bookmark ideas, or you just lost your normal bookmark, reach for your simple household paperclip.

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Improvised Nail Set Extends Your Reach

improv nail set

Can’t quite reach high enough to set that nail? Insert the nail backwards into your hammer claw so that the head rests against the shaft. Set the nail as high as you can reach, and then flip the hammer around to drive it in without the need to use two hands to set the nail.

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Bicycle Inner Tube Rubber Band

bicycle inner tube rubber band

Don’t throw away your used inner tubes! My friend Frank told me about this great bicycle inner tube rubber band hack. Just cut them into rubber bands (or as some folks round these parts call them -elastics). They are really strong and you can cut them into different widths depending on what you’re using them for.

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How to Chop an Onion Fast with No Tears

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