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You Can Easily Buy Tamper Proof Screwdrivers

I have a long history of taking things apart; as a Child I had a reputation for never putting them back together. There is some truth to that, but somethings are more fun in pieces.

Before I understood how they worked, I saw things as magic boxes. I wanted to know how the engineers solved all of the problems that made the product useful; what were their secrets?

As an adult, I still like taking things apart. Sometimes, I want to know how it works; other times it doesn’t work and I want to fix it, or break it further.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to disassemble things.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried to disassemble something and then realize you don’t own a screwdriver that can turn a triangular notched screw-head. Or, maybe you have noticed funny looking screw-heads in public restrooms. Not the people, the metal screws used on fixtures and cubical walls. If you don’t recognize the pattern on the screw-head, they’re likely what we call “tamper proof” screws. (more…)

January 26, 2010 at 1:50 am 4 comments

How Mechanics Keep Their Hands Clean

It’s pretty simple, they don’t get them dirty in the first place.

Imagine how dirty our feet would be if we walked around in bare feet. Socks and shoes keep our feet clean. Professionals who work with their hands wear gloves for the same reason. At the end of the day, take off the gloves and your hands are clean.

Work gloves in most homes consist of gardening and rubber cleaning gloves. But why stop there? Pickup a box of latex gloves, they’re great for all kinds of dirty jobs such as:

  • Painting
  • Automotive repairs
  • Cleaning the garage
  • Organizing the attic
  • Caulking and other home maintenance

Latex gloves are extremely cheap, they’re disposable and they don’t reduce dexterity like thick rubber gloves.

If you’ve ever seen a race-car garage, they’re usually immaculate. So are the mechanic’s hands.

There are even specialized gloves for mechanics. Frankly, if you’ve been paying attention at your local hardware store, work gloves have become very advanced and extremely specialized. I’ve made a short list of some specific types of job specific gloves that are available, along with an amazon link if you want to check them out:

Some of the electrician’s gloves are made from Kevlar to prevent cuts from sharp wires.  The carpenter’s gloves reduce splinters and vibration when hammering.

I have a good pair of work gloves and a box of latex gloves. I wear the work gloves when I’m working in my garage. They keep my hands clean and free of cuts when I’m doing manly stuff. I find the latex gloves really great for spray painting outdoor furniture and other items, since I always get spray paint on my index finger, which usually lasts for at least a week.

Depending on your needs, many of these gloves are even available in insulted, wind proof and water proof versions.

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December 18, 2009 at 12:20 am 4 comments


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