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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 07-20-2018 02:23 PM 439 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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07-20-2018 02:23 PM

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Sometimes you’re mounting something heavy to your shop walls/ceilings and really need to hit the center of the stud. In the past, I’d drill a series of holes.

But lately, I’ve been making a bunch of these lately, as friends keep taking them. I posted a video, but it’s not very necessary, as the steps are basic:

1) Take 0.022” piano wire
2) Fold end over a couple times
3) Crimp it in a wire nut
4) Cut down to about 7/8” (or more if you have thick texture)
5) Sharpen it

Now, you have a little stud verification tool that leaves an unnoticeable (and hard to find) hole in the wall.


-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com ... http://www.KeithsTestGarage.com


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Fresch

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#1 posted 07-20-2018 05:07 PM

Good idea, now off to Craigslist for that piano I saw!

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#2 posted 07-21-2018 04:35 PM

Walabot

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