2005 - Volume #29, Issue #4, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bar Makes It Much Easier To Drill Through Heavy Steel
"Want an easy way to salvage the last few drops of motor oil from its container? Find a large bottle with a neck large enough for the neck of the 1-quart oil bottle to fit inside it and set it upside down to drain.
"When I need a short piece of small wire I use a paper clip. They're cheap, readily available, and provide the size you need when other sources aren't there. A jumbo size clip will provide 6 3/8 in. of wire.
"Attaching a paper clip to the end of a roll of tape makes the tape end easy to find and use when needed. It saves time, frustration and tape, as some folks fold under the end ;of the tape but then that piece is no longer usable.
"To place a screw or nail into an inaccessible area where it's difficult to hold, loop a string through a soda straw and around the screw or nail. Then hold the two ends of string and place the object."
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