Have you ever wondered what other functions your tools can perform? Your woodworking tools are more than just tools for working with wood. That can perform so many other functions just with a touch of creativity. If you don’t have any idea what to do with those tools outside your workshop, check the following ideas:
Cordless Drill as Kitchen Mixer
Do you find it difficult to mix peanut butter or other things in a small jar using your hand? If yes, you need a help form a power tool. The power tool that can help you solve the problem is your cordless drill that can be used as the mixing spoon. The handle of the spoon can fit perfectly to the drill. So now, stop worrying about how to reach that oily peanut butter inside a jar!
A String to Cut Pipe
A string can work as quickly as a saw and it can fit into those spots that saws cannot reach. To start cutting with the string, you need to cut notch that is shallow using a hacksaw blade or a file. After that, you need to pull the string forth and back to slice the ABS or PBV pipe.
A Router to Shape Stone
When you want to shape stone spin big, you may need special routers. But you don’t need that pricey tool for that kind of small profiles. What you can do is simply chucking a diamond grit bit into a wood router. It can work perfectly even when it works with hard granite. After the shaping a rough surface may happen. Simply shine it up using diamond pads. The pads that were used to rub down this granite tile edge are the 150-grit one, then continued with the 400-grit, and the 800-grit.
Garden Hose for Leveling
When you are doing a level around obstacles, over long distances, or around corners, you may need a water level. You can get a water level online but you can also make one with parts bought at nearby home center. The one shown in the picture is made from 5/8-inch clear tubing and female and male barbed hose fittings.
Your tools can do more for you as long as you know how to work with your creativity. The 4 examples above are only some references to give you a picture on how to use your tools cleverly. When the tools are not being used for their “right function”, use them to perform other jobs!