Homemade Height and Distance Adjustable Helping Hands + Other Features.




Introduction: Homemade Height and Distance Adjustable Helping Hands + Other Features.

Hi, this is a very cheap Helping Hand made from junk particles of house. It would hardly cost $1.5 to make this. In this helping hand you can adjust the height and distance between 2 hands. A box is also present to keep items such as L.E.D., motor, resistor,etc. A stand is also present for keeping the soldering iron. A free space is provided to carry out the work.

Step 1: Materials Required.

  1. Graph Paper
  2. Roller Skates Wrench
  3. Super Glue
  4. Plywood Piece
  5. Designer Cello tape
  6. Paper Knife
  7. Soap Cover
  8. Alligator Clips
  9. Epoxy Glue
  10. Metal Pieces
  11. Ball Bearing

Step 2: Designing the Plywood.

  • Cut out the graph papers from their outline.
  • apply normal glue and paste it on the plywood.
  • Using the designer cello tape put the border.

Step 3: Making the Helping Hands.

  • Take the pen knife and remove it`s bottom part.
  • Now remove the handle if there is any.
  • Don`t throw them away.
  • Mix the epoxy glue thoroughly.
  • Place a small amount of it inside the ball bearing.
  • Place the bottom part of the pen knife inside.
  • Properly fix the pen knife and leave it dry.
  • In the movable helping hand joint the bottom part of pen knife that you have removed and the handle of pen as shown in the photo by Superglue.
  • Eject little part of blade from top.
  • With help of epoxy glue fix them properly.

Step 4: Assembling the Parts.

  • Attach the fixed helping hand to board by epoxy glue.
  • Place the movable one in front of the other and from 2 sides draw to straight lines.
  • On the straight line join the 2 metal strips by epoxy glue.
  • Behind the 2 metal strips join the roller skate wrench by epoxy glue.
  • At one corner join the the soap cover.
  • Allow it to dry completely and then it is ready.
  • You can also add a nail near it to keep the soldering wire.

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    6 years ago

    Your epoxy putty is only bonded to the paper it is on. I bet if you applied enough pressure to break it, the layer of paper would tear. I would recommend sanding the paper down to the plywood (or cutting it out) so the epoxy bonds to something stronger than paper. If you used a liquid epoxy that would soak through the paper and then thickened it so it didn't run and bonded the outside of the bearings from there, it would be strong all the way through.

    Personally, I would be leary of those knife edges being exposed. Perhaps it would be wiser to dull the entire edge to prevent cutting yourself or your project?

    This is a neat idea. I really like the use of readily available, inexpensive products. It really makes this more accessable for the average person.