Quick Tip {Painter’s tape as a third hand}

By Pinktoesandpowertools | Quick Tips + Tricks

Have you ever wished that you had more than two hands?  I’m just not sure why evolution hasn’t stepped in and fixed the problem of only having two.  Every mother certainly needs more than two.  I mean come on–why does an octopus get eight??!!  I have never seen an octopus simultaneously unloading an overflowing grocery cart and keeping a three-year-old out of the candy bars.  And what DIYer doesn’t need an extra hand or two?  Or eight?

Painter’s tape to the rescue!

 

 

Keep the moulding right where you want it while using a nail gun.

painter's tape as a third hand

 

 

This would have been impossible to try to drill into the cabinet without extra help.

Just two quick examples of how I have used it beyond its obvious purpose.  I’ve also seen some examples on the web how others have used the tape for clamping.  Here is a video from DittleDattle.blogspot.com where Carrie uses it to construct some 4×4 posts out of mdf.  This bit of genius may be coming in handy for a future project I have in mind for one of my boys.  And Sandra over at Sawdustandpaperscraps.com recently used it to finish her library.

What about you??  Have you discovered the wonders of painter’s tape?  What have you used it for (because I can always use a hint or two as well!!)

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