I love tools. Not just the wrench variety, but anything that makes a task easier to accomplish. One of my favorite tools is a dolly or hand truck. Even a weakling like me can moves things with a dolly.
These are tools I’ve been using a lot lately.
We’ve been plugging along at installing the new drywall in our kitchen and the last of it went up over the weekend. There were 5 ceiling pieces to put up and instead of renting a drywall jack or bribing a couple of muscular friends to lift it, Mr. DJ engineered this drywall jack.
We just happen to have things like engine hoists laying around and with the addition of a hinge and some 2x4’s…there you have it! Mr. DJ built the engine hoist in his stock car racing days.
This gets us one step closer to getting those cabinets installed. I won’t know how to act when I don’t have to store things in totes.
Clamps are pretty useful things to have around.
Interesting! This technique is called itajime shibori. Very intricate patterns can be achieved with this, but I don’t know how to do the fancy folding… yet.
The bias tape maker was the tool of the day. It’s been in the drawer for a while and I finally had a chance to try it. Very cool tool!
Do you have a favorite tool?