The wood looks like it first was cut on a TS. Then the guy looks to be
strugling to cut a piece of pine with a hand saw. There must be a magical
pencil line as I can't see one or he wants to cut it at a random angle. How
did our fore fathers manage to cut all of that wood for houses, barns,
sheds, etc. without this miracle invention.
Then if you look at this photo
You see that she must have one of the most powerful dust collectors out
there as there is zero dust on the clamp, work piece, bench, hands, or
sandpaper. And just imagine that it is made by B&D. Who would have thought.
Last looking at this photo and comparing it to the one above.
You see in the background that there is a power sander sitting on the
workbench. Also I would love some of that non clogging sand paper she has. I
would never have to explain to SWMBO that yes I do have to buy more and no
it doesn't last forever.
I don't know about lazy, but I can think of MANY times I was clamping
something with C-clamps and needed a third hand to hold the parts, line up
the clamp and twist the screw down. Now if it were made by someone other
Have you ever tried Irwin Quick-Grip clamps? I'm talking about these
I needed something to hold some pieces in place a while back, didn't need
precision, didn't need much force, just needed to hold them more or less in
place for a few minutes, and none of the clamps that I had that were long
enough to do the job would fit in the space available (one of those deals
where you reach a point that "if that %^&* thing falls on my head _one_ more
time . . ." ). Went down to Home Depot to look for something that would
hold them and saw a four-pack of Mini Quick-Grips for something like 30
bucks--on the basis that they'd do _that_ job and one can never have too
many clamps, even lousy ones, I went with those rather than plan A, which
was carpet tape. Turns out they actually work--they're not a substitute for
Bessey Ks but they're darned handy, mainly because they can be used
one-handed and exert a reasonable amount of clamping force. I'll usually
grab one of those instead of a small handscrew to hold a stop block or the
like now that I have them. Ended up going back and getting another pack of
i use them too. Had a friend with a massage office who bought a big,
(expensive) infared lamp made in china. It has some strange connector that I
could not replace that kept coming apart. It was essential for the function
of the lamp. I looked at it closely and determined if I could keep some
external pressure on it, it would work just fine.
So, just like Mr Clark, I spotted these clamps at Lowes and bought some.
They were perfect for the application and their trendy styling fit right
into a massage facility. The big lamp is shiny white and most people think
that the clamp is original equipment and that it is a part of the lamp. The
most popular perception is that it is an adjustment lever of some kind.
The lamp is about $400 and the clamp was about $8. So for $8 and a little
reclamping now and then, everything works just fine.
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