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steve19438    Posted 11-06-2004 at 11:13:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i you have old nails, screws, etc. and don't want to throw them loose in trash bags or cans. keep some styrofoam (sp) from shipping boxes and jam the unwanted nail, screws, etc. in the ridgid foam. no fuss, no muss, no punctures!

deadcarp    Posted 11-06-2004 at 13:26:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
darn good idea - how bout when a person comes onto a nice piece of styrofoam, ya just locate one near the shed, the door, the tractor or wherever. you'll make more friends at laundry time too - might keep a chunk of foam on a shelf -better than having them rattle around in the tub.

here's another handy thing to remember - you know how sometimes you want to pour a certain amount of powder from a bigtop jar or can into a smaller opening. no funnel handy right? no tinfoil either, rats. well it might work anyway if you act like a chemist when he loads a scale. tap the jar on your other hand until the contents are close to the rim, then gently tap & roll the can at the same time. add instant coffee or creamer by the grain, pour sugar into a bottle, almost anything pours delicately this way. :)

mojo    Posted 11-06-2004 at 11:52:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I kinda use that method already. The pickup, tractors and car tires attracts and picks them up with no problem at all!

toolman    Posted 11-06-2004 at 11:40:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
i,ll keep that in mind although i do not have alot of time to sit and stick nails into styrofoam when im building or working on something my intent is to complete the job as quickly and efficently as possibile, before i freeze or my back gives out, nice tip though.

Willy-N    Posted 11-06-2004 at 13:28:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hammer all the extra ones into the wood then complain when I have to tear it down later! Mark H.

steve19438    Posted 11-06-2004 at 11:58:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i had new garage doors put on fri. and i am still picking nails and staples off the driveway.

oslo in nc    Posted 11-06-2004 at 19:53:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve go to A good hardware store and buy a large magnet on a broom handle, for picking up nails. I got one with wheels. Picks up very old rusty nails that have been waiten for years to get to my tires. hth Also handy for finding lost screws and nuts accidently dropped in the grass. Was hard for me to find, but not now.

Alias    Posted 11-06-2004 at 14:00:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Steve, I've been one of those guys that's had some fun with you since the election. But, I hope you know there was no malice intended. You remind me a lot of my brother. When he was a baby he would do like all little ones do, he chewed on his toes. The only thing is, most of us outgrow sticking a foot in our mouths. but, you have kept it lively here so It's all good.

now what ya need for picking up those nails and screws is a large magnet. And, what I've found is that certain types of foam, namely erthaform, which is softer and will bend before breaking is best for miscellaneous junk. Also, it comes real handy for Fish hooks........gfp

toolman    Posted 11-06-2004 at 12:19:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
shoddy workmenship, i try an clean up as i go it seems easier than comming back later and cleaning up a mess especially somebody elses.should of made them clean up as they did the job thats what they were paid to do wasn,t it.

Grove r    Posted 11-06-2004 at 14:24:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right on Toolman...I have a barrel for all the metal scrap, including spent screws and such..... all the nails I "saved" over the years have finally met their end in this scrap barrel...local scrap dealer is glad to have it. have a gooder, R.E.L.

steve19438    Posted 11-06-2004 at 14:18:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i had to leave for work before they finished. not much mess, just a few stragglers.

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