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  • ac282
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    The hypercraker. Great for traveling light.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    While I was re-stocking my shed, I remembered this thread.
    Want to add:

    Pocket hole joints in general, but particularly this jig:

    Expensive ish, but I managed to make 36 birch ply boxes in 2 days.

    mrmonkfinger
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    all in one dishwasher tabs… although they probably don’t count as “didn’t know existed”

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The hypercraker. Great for traveling light.

    When did you last have a cassette lockring come loose on a ride? For me it was about 1993.

    lemonysam
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    For bakers – flexible plastic bowl scrapers. They’re so obvious but I’d never seen one until a year or so back. Great for cleaning bowls after making bread, for limiting waste when you’re making cakes and for initial mixes of sticky doughs by hand.

    Plus they cost about 50p.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Thread bump. Never knew these existed until 5 minutes ago, upon googling shirt tucking techniques (What?!)

    Not sure how I feel about them; clearly ridiculous, but….no. No. No. I can’t.

    ๐Ÿ˜€


    Shirt Stays Classic in Black

    sweepy
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    I don’t care how neat his shirt is, he’s going to get in trouble on the train dressed like that.

    sharkbait
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    Luckily my legs seem to be held on quite well, but if they start falling off I’ll be getting me some of them ^

    fasthaggis
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    Bear ,forget the shirt, neat socks are more important ๐Ÿ˜‰

    johndoh
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    Back onto bananas – has anyone done that slicing a banana whilst it’s still in it’s skin trick?

    Crank bros speed lever. Tyre removal awesomeness

    d45yth
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    BBSB – if that tool actually works for you, then your tyres can easily be removed by hand. If used on any tyre that is tight, the CB tool is so brittle it will snap and try to slice your hand open!

    johndoh
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    I like the satisfying ‘sliiiiiide’ as I run a lever around a tyre. I don’t want a tool that takes that feeling away from me.

    @bearnecessities

    My life is now complete. Christmas sorted for everyone I know :lol:.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Snapped a couple of those CB tools – completely useless….

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Never knew these existed until 5 minutes ago, upon googling shirt tucking techniques (What?!)

    Brilliant invention. Socks on strings. I’m always losing my socks when I’m out and about – leaving them on buses, dropping them in the park. Nothing more sad than a lone sock on a railing waiting to reunited with its owner.

    Wait a minute – I’m thinking of mittens.

    Snapped a couple of those CB tools – completely useless….

    really? i used one for about 3 or 4 years, no problem. only stopped using because i lost it. guess i was lucky

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Crank bros speed lever.

    +1 for this. Have broken one so it needs work but it makes tyre removal and fitting much easier. It makes tricky tyres easy, rather than impossible tyres possible.

    vickypea
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    If men wore up-to-the-knee socks, they would stay up without sock braces! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Gunz
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    AlexSimon, you beat me to the Pocket Hole Jig, great bit of kit, put together a 6 foot bookcase I’d been putting off dowling and only took me an evening. I went for the Axminster one though with a full metal body and the screw packs are a lot cheaper when you come round to needing some.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-pocket-hole-jig-complete-kit

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    Milliput. This stuff has bailed me out of some DIY faux pas in recent years. At the weekend a friends little tyke decided to swing on our baby gate ripping it out of the wall complete with all the hardwear. I’ll use this stiff to fill the huge holes in the plaster screw straight into it once dry. Amazing!

    http://www.milliput.com/

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Some of you chaps need to have a look at the Unitasker Wednesday tag on Unclutterer.com

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Cardboard instant pannier – ace for that quick bit of grocery shopping:

    wrightyson
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    Chalkline. Very very handy on site. Not many diy’ers use them but would benefit hugely from using one.

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    Just popped out to get some mould spray and discovered the HG mothership.

    They appear to have have a solution for every household issue.

    No mould spray though, they can’t stock it fast enough. I blame STW.

    Mr Woppit
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    Simple useful product that I’m convinced DOESN’T exist…

    Waterproof cycling gloves. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    winston
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    Saved me buying a new track pump….

    peachos
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    aazlad wrote:

    Milliput. This stuff has bailed me out of some DIY faux pas in recent years. At the weekend a friends little tyke decided to swing on our baby gate ripping it out of the wall complete with all the hardwear. I’ll use this stiff to fill the huge holes in the plaster screw straight into it once dry. Amazing!
    http://www.milliput.com/

    In a similar vein – polymorph. Used it for tonnes of stuff since I’ve had it in the house from moulding a drainpipe to take water off the greenhouse to the water butt to replacing some lost mounting parts on my commuter mudguards.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/250g-polymorph-n14at

    peachos
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    acyclist wrote:

    Saved me buying a new track pump….

    Damn, could’ve done with seeing this a few weeks back!

    Pembo
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    Wolf scarifier/moss remover

    OK, it’s a couple of wheels on a rake but it makes it so much easier. Still needs a bit of elbow grease.

    willyboy
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    You could but the HG mould spray or you could buy this instead…

    Wilko is your friend

    boblo
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    Fark me, STW does Lakeland…. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Our cleaner was so impressed with the HG Mould Spray that she bought us another bottle as a thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

    natrix
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    Can I just say that I’ve been using a CB tyre lever for years with great success and no breakages 8)

    Is that HG Mouldspray stuff OK for unpolished (but sealed) limestone tiles?

    CountZero
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    (Must remember to get some mould spray in Wilco’s on Saturday) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Brilliant invention. Socks on strings. I’m always losing my socks when I’m out and about – leaving them on buses, dropping them in the park. Nothing more sad than a lone sock on a railing waiting to reunited with its owner.

    Wait a minute – I’m thinking of mittens.
    Hmmm, my mum gave my g/f a pair of mittens on a ribbon as a Christmas pressy, and she was chuffed to bits with them.
    We went down to the Severn Bridge and popped into the cafe, got back into the car and she realised she didn’t have them, so went back to the cafe.
    No sign of them! To say she was crestfallen doesn’t come close. Mum was a bit cross, too.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    hhhaaaaaa hhhhhaaaaa

    Thats because I’ve got them

    [waves at you in you gf’s stolen mittens]

    [punches self in face with other hand because the ribbon is too short]

    [is crest fallen]

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    ๐Ÿ˜€

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