Whenever he needs an odd-sized thumbscrew, Philip Jacobs of Saint Paul, Minnesota, simply makes his own. He threads a bolt into a wire connector as far as it will go and fills the void with epoxy. After the epoxy cures, he cuts off the bolt head.
Apron Pocket Pencil Holder.
Mark Manas of Merrick, New York, was tired of pencils falling out of his apron pocket whenever he bent over. To prevent this, he cut a thick piece of corrugated cardboard to fit in his pocket. Simply stab a hole in the edge for a snug fit.
Setting Honing Guide Angle.
Alejandro Balbis of Longueuil, Quebec, always found it cumbersome to get his honing guide set at the correct angle. Now he uses a spring clamp to hold his protractor steady, freeing both hands to tighten the guide screws.