When a screw sticks out on metal or isn't perfectly flush with the surface, an angel in heaven loses an eyeball. Or something like that. But fret not eyeballs of angels in heaven, people of Earth can make a screw completely flush. It's a lot of filing and sanding and hammering but eventually the screw disappears.
Those itty bitty screws that hold together your watch (or possibly your smartwatch) are infinitely frustrating to grasp, position, and attach to said watch. Now imagine the precision required to make one of those screws. Seeing the process captured gives me anxiety. What if they drop it???
If ever there was a product designed to bring joy but ultimately destined to frustrate, it is these smiley face screws. They look beautiful, adorable, fun even. But you will shout and swear and stamp your feet every time you need to tighten them up.
What is art? Well—it's subjective, that's for sure, and context can have a heck of an impact on how we think about what we see. Marcelo Pena Costa decided to have a bit of unauthorized fun following the ArtRio fair earlier this year: once the show had closed down and shipped out, the Brazilian creative director snuck…
The most annoying part of any DIY project is trying to keep a handle on all the little screws. If you've found yourself fishing under the couch for errant parts one too many times, this Magnetic Project Mat might be just what you need.
While using the Space Invaders multi-tool you may think you are the master, bending it to your will, but think again. The Space Invader is crafty and patient. Methodical. It is gathering intel. It is only a matter of time.
Earlier there was worry that Apple's freaky "pentalobe security screws" would prevent us from opening up our iPhones. Turns out that we're only $2.35 (plus shipping!) away from tampering with our gadgets again thanks to a wholesaler.
Apple's products are notoriously difficult to open and repair—surprise, they want you to buy new stuff!—but this is especially ridiculous. During repairs, they're replacing the iPhone 4's Philips screws with weird new ones for which no screwdriver exists.
Screw Keys can't be fashioned by your local Ace to unlock your door, but the Phillips and flat head tips could take a majority of that door apart.
Lance Armstrong received surgery to more quickly fix his collarbone, which was broken into 4 pieces during a bicycle race in Spain. I wonder if he knows that the metal from the screws can set off the metal detectors in airports sometimes. (I have a titanium rod in my left tibia and the left over screw shavings set off…
Using a screw guide to keep fasteners on track, the Black & Decker Ll4000 SmartDriver might help that special poseur carpenter in your life who's nothing but thumbs.
Screwdrivers with multiple changeable heads are nothing new, but this Multi Screwdriver tops all those by expanding out like an octopus. This makes it both easy to see which tip you want and easy to poke your eye out eight different ways.
For the times where a magnetic screwdriver won't do, there's the Magnetic Fingertip. Handy when you drop a screw in your PC case, or under the sink, or behind the fridge, or in your car, the fingertip only costs $11 and fits most sized fingers.