5 Minute Thumbsaver

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Introduction: 5 Minute Thumbsaver

As seen on Youtube, here's the Thumbsaver!

Only, a more modest version... Cheaper, too!

This is another no-brainer, that will save you a lot of grief, a nail setter, for nails, of course, and other fasteners.

It's just a question of finding some tube, and then in 4 or 5 Steps:

-File

-Plug

-Glue

-Bend

-And cut, (if needed)

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Simple, simple:

Materials:

A Tube,

A Magnet

A Glue tube, like UHU, or any other

Tools:

A Metal file,

A tube cutter, Or Hacksaw,

And a rod of some sort.

Step 2: Filing

The Metal file only has to file a V-shaped groove, like this:

Step 3: Place With Rod

Position the Magnet at the bottom of that V-Groove, with the help of a rod, plucked from the other side of the tube.

Step 4: Gluing

On the inside part of the tube, where the nails won't touch it, apply some glue.

Step 5: Bend

Then, bend it to your liking, I had this piece of tube already bent, by accident! :)

Step 6: Cut

If needed, cut the tube to size, and Voilá!

Done.

Step 7: How It Works

The thingamajig works by setting the nails or other fasteners, into the V-Groove, pointing the nail, and have at it with the Hammer, without fear of nailing your thumb.

Easy!

For nails large and small, the smaller ones, remember to have the part that sticks back well positioned.

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    13 Discussions

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    Nancydd
    Nancydd

    4 years ago

    Awesome! Thank you, i will be using this from now on.

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    Edgar
    Edgar

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'm glad you've liked it! :D

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    AnubisAndIsis
    AnubisAndIsis

    4 years ago

    Perfect . . until you need aluminum or other non-iron nails. For that, split a dowel with a notch in it, put a rubber band down close to the split to pinch it just enough. :-)

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    Edgar
    Edgar

    Reply 4 years ago

    Good idea. :)

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    twighahn
    twighahn

    4 years ago

    Rubber magnet, aluminum tube, file

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    4 years ago

    Great 'ible!

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    Edgar
    Edgar

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you!

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    CraftAndu
    CraftAndu

    4 years ago

    Great idea! Though I Think I would not have enough patience for this.

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    Edgar
    Edgar

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you!
    You know, it's just filing a V-slot onto a tube, plug a Magnet, and glue it. Hot-glue will make it last forever.

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    CraftAndu
    CraftAndu

    Reply 4 years ago

    Heh, I meant using it

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    Edgar
    Edgar

    Reply 4 years ago

    Ok. You'll probably only need it for those pesky little nails, smaller than your finger's thickness, or for nailing outside, with gloves.

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    sukuakku
    sukuakku

    4 years ago

    Good Idea.

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    Edgar
    Edgar

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you! :D