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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Safety pins
- Double sided tape. Faster than glue!
- Duct tape. I’ve fallen in love with all the colors!
- Glue gun. First choice before the mess of epoxy, but if you’re fixing metal default to item #7 on this list.
- 5-minute two-part epoxy. Strong-man tough. A must for anything metallic.
- 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.
- One small claw hammer
- Two manual screwdrivers – flat head and Philips.