Picture of DIY- Helping Hand Tool
Hi, I am going to you take you through a simple, cheap and easy process to build a helping hand tool.

Step 1: Materials Required

Materials required--
1) Broken computer hard drive
2) Alligator clips
3) flexible metal wire
4) Small magnifying glass

Optional materials--
1) 5mm super bright dome LEDs
2) 3.7v Li-Ion battery
3) 2-position switch (3 terminal or 6 terminal)
4) Any 2 terminal jack and sutable socket
mguima9 months ago

Isn´t the aluminum base too light?

multisync mguima9 months ago

Considering some people use small wood bases, I think it will be ok.

Might make one myself soon, and if it is too light ill just toss in a few lead fishing weights.

Aj Creations (author)  mguima9 months ago
Nope, its a nice weighted base, doesnt move around when youre using it.
iamwin1 year ago

I have a similar 3rd hand using a hard drive for my base. I was not able to add light and magnifier though :) thanks for sharing this instructible, I will add such features to my 3rd hand. By the way, I find my clips unstable, wobbly. maybe because I use a copper wire instead of a galvanized iron wire.. I'll try the kind of wire that you used, hopefully it would give my 3rd hand a more stable structure. again, thank you!!!

Sun_Fire1 year ago
Wow! This is one of the most ingenious tools I've seen, congratulations and thankyou.
Aj Creations (author)  Sun_Fire1 year ago
I'm glad you like it!
Susy1357 2 years ago
Thankyou for making this instructable...i will be making it...also cuz its so affordable...anybody or everybody has those things just there in their homes.god bless n keep up good work..plz make more like dis .
CarpePM2 years ago
That is awesome. Well done.
Aj Creations (author)  CarpePM2 years ago
Thank you!