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Thingamajigs for Diy
Every DIYer Has Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits
DIY is the rule in our house. My husband is an electrician; he also does plumbing, carpentry and anything else that needs doing around here. He taught me most of what I know and the rest I've picked up from watching a lot of DIY shows and HGTV.
I sometimes like to compare myself to Martha Stewart. Admittedly, she probably cooks better than I do and she definitely has more money, but I bet I have more thingamajigs than she does.
Thingamajigs? You know what I'm talking about, don't you? Thingamajigs are the whatchamacallits you use often enough to recognize their purpose on sight, but the name remains frozen at the tip of your tounge.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
My Favorite New Thingamajig - Fantastic painters tool!
This thingamajig is one of my new favorites for helping me while I paint. A strudy clip secures the thingamajig to the rim of a paint can or a paint tray. It has a strong magnet on top where the paint brush "rests" to prevent it from falling into the paint in between brush strokes. It is particularly handy to me as I alternate between using the paint brush and the paint roller.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
MAGNETIC PAINTBRUSH HOLDER - You won't ever want to paint again without this!
I told you all about this handy thingamajig and now you can get one for yourself AND a friend or two at this price. Seriously, a VERY handy tool to have around.
Handy Thingamajigs for DIY
This simple magnetic wristband is a thingamajig every DIY person needs.
Drill Bit Sleeve Thingamajig
DEWALT Magnetic Drive Guide Set
I use this thingamajig drill bit sleeve constantly. It serves as a guide to ensure the screw goes into surfaces smoothly and without slipping off the drill bit. No handy person can afford to be without this inexpensive, indispensable whatchamacallit (it's called a drill bit sleeve). :)
Use this thingamajig to unjam a garbage disposal instead of calling a plumber.
Hand Me Those Thingamajigs (Vice Grips)
Crescent 5 Piece Locking Plier Set
I can never remember the term vice grips, always referring to them as thingamajigs. (I actually had to look up the term again in order to write about these handy diy tools.) Seriously, I reach for a pair of vice grips any time I have a stripped screw or something seemingly frozen into place. For the record, these vice grips are also referred to as locking pliers, but you can just call them thingamajigs. (Just make sure you have a set in your own tool box.)
Painters Pyramids Thingamajigs for DIY
These painters pyramids are great DIY thingamajigs. I used to use four same-height canned goods with a small bit of wax paper on the top to hold my painting projects above my work surface. Now I just use these painters pyramids. Great thingamajigs for painting projects.
This belt hook thingamajig clips to any belt to hold an electric drill or similar power tool.
Thingamajigs for DIY - Backerboard Scoring Knife
Carbide Backerboard Scoring Knife
Anyone who has ever worked with backerboard and cement board and attempted to cut it without a scoring knife, sure wishes they had one. It makes the DIY job so much easier!
So when you're doing a tile job at home, don't forget this important DIY thingamajig. It's a very handy and cost effective tool.....it saves you time and money and lots of frustration.
Thingamajigs for DIY - Painter's Comb
Wooster Brush Painter's Comb
There are lots of thingamajigs for painters out there. I found out about the handy two-sided painter's comb from my daughter in law's mom after we'd completed a DIY project for the kids and needed to clean our brushes.
If you paint regularly, or know anyone who does, this clever thingamajig is one of the best hand tools I've found for extending the life of my good paintbrushes. Invaluable, in fact!
This doohickey thingamajig kit is super helpful when applying new caulk around a bathtub/shower area.