I'd like to see if anybody has things they find handy. I found these screws and always keep a few in the vest pocket I wear while banging about the garden. I use them for securing string, row cover all kinds of things. I don't need a screw driver they are easy to remove and to install in wood.
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posted 7 years ago
I've got sooo many handy things! Most of my handiest things are pretty, shall we say, low-tech:
I have many uses for a piece of bamboo
I have bubblewrap plugging up a badly-placed outlet in a rainbarrel, as well as insulating 'uncurtainable' windows
Old cotton sheets torn into strips are really handy for tying up tomatoes and raspberries, coralling fava beans...
at the end of the season the whole lot can go on the compost, or break down in place.
Hmm, this list looks more 'frugal', than 'handy'
Ok, officially handy: my multi-screwdriver: never again will I stomp back to the shed muttering #@#$%^^&Phillips, squaredrive etc
small vice grips (with wire cutter) and selection of screwdriver bits in a mini altoids tin (in my watch pocket). Will solve 80% of problems requiring tools on the farm.
And of course--duct tape, baling wire, and WD40. If you can't fix it with those three, it was too complicated to begin with...
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Here is one :https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-metropcs-us&biw=360&bih=286&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=LR7MWLSIMcP1mAGUh4pA&q=self+tapping+thumb+screws&oq=self+tapping+thumb+screws&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.3..0.37417.45722.0.46510.22.22.0.0.0.0.325.3326.1j15j4j1.21.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..10.10.1777...35i39k1j0i67k1j0i13k1j30i10k1.431x_aeX2r8#imgrc=MSQFjuw3PL7lIM: