Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Workshop Helpers!

There are alternative uses for just about anything; here are some ideas that will help you in the workshop.

1. Wooden Popsicle sticks are indispensable. I use them to stir or mix small amounts of paint and epoxy, to spread putty and smooth caulk. I also use them to pad the jaws of clamps so they don't mar the surface of my projects.

2. Inexpensive make-up brushes, which you can pick up at any drugstore, can be used for spreading glue, cleaning out small crevices and adding texture to paint techniques.

3. Blocks of green craft foam, that come about ten to a package, can be used on your work surface to hold pencils, utility knives, small tools and drill bits

4. Clean out old nail polish bottles and use a medicine dropper to fill them with small amounts of paint. Mark the bottles and you have an instant touch up bottle and brush for any room in the house.

5. Gutter brackets will easily corral extension cords so they are out of your way and you don't trip on them.

6. Muffin tins hold a variety of small items and keep them organized while you work.

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