Tools like that have been commonplace and found in stores that sell products
for the disabled for years. I own three variations of your example. As small
as picking up a dime from the floor or a different grabber for changing a
light bulb that is normally out of reach, it's all just matter of asking the
right person what they use. :)
On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 06:00:37 GMT, Mark & Juanita
| firstname.lastname@example.org says...
|> My brother built one just like it. He used it to handle rattlesnakes.|> No fooling. George|> |>
| I've found the business end of a shovel to be a more cost-effective and
|permanent solution to that problem. :-)
That's what I use too. A square one of course.
Congratulations, JOAT. You're officially a geezer now. I can't look at one
of those things without remembering my dear, departed great aunt.
She jumped out of a hay loft as a girl, and dislocated both of her hips.
Nobody ever noticed. The balls on the ends of her femurs wore new sockets
into the bones of her hips, and she got around pretty well for awhile.
Eventually, the awkward angle of her legs blew out her knees, so she had to
get knee replacements done back in the '60s. She had huge railroad track
scars from the middle of her shins halfway up her thighs. This bought her
some good years, but not many. By the '70s she was having real trouble
getting around again. She spent most of her life dependant on a walker.
Eventually got the hips replaced, but it was too little, way too late, and
she never walked without pain.
She used those things to get to cans on the top shelf, to get pans out from
under the cupboard, etc. and so forth. She had a dozen of them.
I miss you, Edith. You picked a strange messenger.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
Sounds like the one my brother tells, about the wife who came home with
3 mail boxes. They were on sale.
I use a similar device to pick up pine burrs. My pickup magnet is a 3/4'
rare earth magnet on the end of a length of broomstick. Not only picks
up dropped screws but finds odd bits of metal, metal shavings and
filings that I wish had stayed lost.
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