At BeThePro we look for innovative way to incorporate art and design into the construction trades. Customers continue to ask for high-design components of everything from a bathroom renovation to the cooking area on the deck. We’re looking for the unusual; like the guy who takes a product designed for construction and makes it into an element for conventional art.
Well, the guys (and woman) over at homefixated.com have recently found a new artist, with a very unique paint brush — screws. Andrew Myers of Andrew Myers Art actually makes “paintings” out of driving screws into wood. I’m not an art person, so it astounds me that someone can just put together a bunch of wood screws and make it look like a painting of a person. Screw art is an unusual way of expressing yourself. We tip a gritty hat to Mr. Myers; he really is showing that art can be made out of anything — and can be applied almost anywhere. Maybe that bathroom remodel?
You can read through the whole run down of Andrew Myers’ work here on the post by Leroy from homefixated.com.
Imagine all the hours of driving in screws to create a masterpiece like this
The dimpler is an accessory that can save you some headaches and frustration next time you need to a few sheets of drywall. A dedicated screw gun is very effective, but also can be a pain to break out compared to a cordless drill and the dimpler. This accessories’ current design even does a better job of overcoming the issue that I used to have; driving screws at a little bit of an angle. Here’s a little more information about this new technology. It’s worth a look.
The Dimpler, from Bosch
- Universal 1/4″ hex shank, also features a power groove
- Dimpler® is reversible: while chucked, push in, then turn to lock for reverse feature
- Magnetic insert holds screws for accuracy and speed in driving
Flipping the hinge won’t work here – It would be the same pattern
There’s always that minor repair that kind of hangs around the house like a thick Midwest fog. Here’s one a friend of mine is dealing with. He’s got an old door that the screws have been in and out of the door hinges too many times, and the screw-holes are all stripped out. What to do?
I’ve seen a couple of tricks for that. Take a look at the hinge. On a lot of hinges, if you flip the part of the hinge attached to the door with the part attached to the frame & reverse the hinge pin, generally the screw pattern will not line up. Drill new pilot holes in the door and the frame a bit smaller than the screw size and you could be all set. It also helps if you can use longer screws. If that won’t work though, I’ve had to resort to longer screws and toothpicks or golf tees. They are both useful for filling up the hole and giving your screws something to bite into.
Thanks to Mike Krzeszak for the CC Photo