Why trace the contours of the tools and other tweaks house masters

  • Dec 24, 2019

In the normal course of business experts in their field are constantly inventing various methods and techniques that help simplify and speed up the execution of works. edition Novate.ru I picked a small selection of simple but useful tips that can be useful to every handyman.

1. How to make a template to cut out the contours

During repair inevitably there is a need to make some cuts in the material, such as linoleum when traversing the door frame or ceramic tile, which is adjacent to the pipe. That the material fit tightly and there is no gap, you need to accurately outline the contours of the obstacles. This can be done using a simple home-made template.

With shpazhek in corrugated board can be easily transferred to the contours of the material / source Novate.ru
With shpazhek in corrugated board can be easily transferred to the contours of the material / source Novate.ru

The piece of cardboard is inserted wooden kebab skewers for which there freely move through the corrugated structure material. Device is applied on the floor to the door frame and shift the skewers on a contour of an obstacle. Template neatly transferred to the paper and lead round a pencil.

Useful advice: If shpazhek and corrugated not precisely outline the contours, you can use a sheet of paper. One side of it is cut into thin strips - "in the noodles," and this is applied to the edge of the door frame. Strips of sheets is pressed against the obstacle and folded. To make it easier to see, bend note places the marker and then cut to obtain a template for the cutout on the linoleum.

2. How to bury screw, if there is no countersink

There are situations when, due to solid wood screw is not screwed to the end, that is, his head is not fully enters the workpiece. In such cases, pre-made groove, but, let's say that the hand is not countersink. Without it is possible to do in the presence of the screwdriver.

If there is no countersink, you can use the screwdriver bit / Source Novate.ru
If there is no countersink, you can use the screwdriver bit / Source Novate.ru

The tool bit is inserted into the hole and rotating movements expand it. Then screw screwed, and he calmly enters flush. With the screwdriver bits from such manipulation does not happen, they are made of steel and good hold load.

3. How to extend the clamp

In operation, the parts are often necessary to fix, which usually use the clamp. But what if it is not long enough for a tight clamping workpieces? This helps simple device, easy to produce yourself. For it will need a small strip and bar.

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Mark out on the bar in the middle of the length and width. In its lower part the two holes are drilled at a sufficient distance from each other. To the top of the attached bar, missed connection point adhesive and tightening the screws.

Uncomplicated device allows you to "extend" an existing clamp
Uncomplicated device allows you to "extend" an existing clamp

That's it - the device is ready. When the clamp is not long enough, then apply the lengthening bar, grabbing for the detail bar at the end and clamp mesh over the hole.

Composite structure is fixed with a plate and a second clamp
Composite structure is fixed with a plate and a second clamp

Such lengthening strap works well with a couple of parts. If you need to connect and record multiple items, then the contraction of the workpiece tend to emerge and arched design. In this case, you can put on top of some bar and press the other clamp.

4. There is an old glove? This is a great case for the tool

Any tools will last a long time if properly cared for them. For example, chisels, piled into the pile from such treatment suffers from the cutting edge, quickly losing its edge. If there is no special holder for tools, you can use an old glove made of thick material. Separation for the fingers will separate "Cases" just for five chisels.

Do not discard the old glove, it is perfect for storing tools
Do not discard the old glove, it is perfect for storing tools

To tools do not fall out, cuff glove hook a piece of wire. As such, the chisel is convenient not only to store, but also to transport in a bag, if necessary, without fear that the cutting edge will damage it.

5. How to mark the item into equal parts

Suppose there is some detail that should be divided into three or more flat parts. Nothing complicated about it seems to be no, but if the workpiece width is not a multiple of the number of pieces to measure is not very convenient.

Mark the item at equal shares easier if the measure of the oblique line is a multiple of the number of parts
Mark the item at equal shares easier if the measure of the oblique line is a multiple of the number of parts

Assume workpiece width 33 cm and it is to be divided into 5 parts of 6,6 cm each. It's very simple to do, if you put a ruler or tape measure tape is not perpendicular, but slightly inclined. Its beginning expose the upper edge and connects with the lower bent to the level of a multiple number of parts. In this case it is 35 cm.

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Make a mark in front 7, 14, 21, 28. Repeat the same with the other side of the blank and draw lines connecting points. So much easier to mark up parts than carefully calculating millimeters. Of course, this method only works if the parties billet initially parallel.

6. How do I get leads do not interfere

Let us assume that in the workshop have any instruments, and they are used from time to time. Accordingly, they are not included in the socket continuously and the wire hangs from them and hinders that annoying. Just roll up the cable - is not an option, since the devices are often required to work.

Simple holder of two screws save from under the feet of the mesh wires
Simple holder of two screws save from under the feet of the mesh wires

Take two of the screw and each in the upper part closer to the cap, winding an insulating tape. Then, these fasteners are screwed into the wall next to the socket so that the wrapped portion remains outside. Between them, put the plug wires and all, nothing else gets in the way and order room pleases.

7. The most amazing way to properly store with a clear place for each tool

Convenient storage of tools saves time master. The easiest and most budget option - it is not the boxes, and the panel if there is a place on the wall. With this method you can clearly see where that is, and you can easily get the right tool. It's very simple to make from an ordinary sheet of plywood. As holders can use staples, plastic clips for pipes, pieces of wood left over from the workpiece, as well as the most common screws.

Contours will help avoid confusion, where everything hangs on the panel organizer
Contours will help avoid confusion, where everything hangs on the panel organizer

For storing pencils fastened to the panel some cardboard box. After hanging tools on the finished panel in its place, each of them encircle the marker. Now at the end of the work will not have to painfully recall where hung pliers and wire cutters or where a knife - circuits on the panel will prompt the location of each tool.