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10 Things Inside Kate's Tool Box

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments
 The Bare Basic Queen, that's me.
Don't laugh, but I'm not a handy-dandy kind-of-gal. So I surround myself with top-notch girls like Deb and Katie. 

T-squares, levels, clamps, drill bits, vises, along with safety goggles … they use it all and more, with perfection.
However, if you’re a bit mechanically-challenged like me you might find my toolbox list helpful:
  1. Twist ties. That’s right, I’m talking about simple bakery ties or trash bag ties. I give these marvelous wire strands a 5-star rating because you don’t need scissors for trimming. Twist and go! Too bad they’re so short. That’s when I default to item number 2.
  2. Floral wire, light-weight, nothing heavier than 24 gauge (the higher the number, the thinner the wire). If I use a heavier wire it can't be cut with scissors which means I have to track down a pair of wire cutters, which we own, but they are never nearby the project at hand. Therefore, if you need stronger wire I recommend to simply double the thin stuff.
  3. Safety pins
  4. Double sided tape. Faster than glue!
  5. Duct tape. I’ve fallen in love with all the colors!
  6. Glue gun. First choice before the mess of epoxy, but if you’re fixing metal default to item #7 on this list.
  7. 5-minute two-part epoxy. Strong-man tough. A must for anything metallic.
  8. Super-glue with instant spray accelerator! This is my favorite adhesive because a dab of glue and one spritz and it’s fixed instantly. I don’t have to wait for the glue gun to heat or the epoxy to harden and set. The downside is 50% of the time I glue my finger to the project.
  9. One small claw hammer
  10. Two manual screwdrivers – flat head and Philips.
And that's my toolbox. What's inside yours?
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