Ah, well scaffold nails are meant to be pulled, so I'd like smooth shanks.
"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some
kind of federal program." George W. Bush, St. Charles, Missouri, November 2,
Ah, well. The news had to get there sooner or later. First time I heard them
called scaffold nails was some time around '56, while--oddly enough--getting
ready to build a scaffold. My boss sent me off to get some, with me thinking it
was a new version of a left-handed monkey wrench search. It wasn't.
"I think we agree, the past is over." George W. Bush
I always thought the teeth on the jaws were cut opposite so they
bit in when lifting. Guy I worked with,in the Navy, supposedly
was sent to get one. He was the type of guy that deserved it at
the time. He had a friend who found them in a set, special order
of course, for the price of a small car at the time. Early 70's.
Took the chit back to have it initialed. His boss thought the
supply guy was helping him out so he signed it. Guy I knew was
transferred to another work center when they arrived.
You apparently don't know the difference between a "pipe wrench" and
a "monkey wrench".
A monkey wrench does _not_ have any 'teeth' on the jaws. It's used
for gripping _flats_, (parallel surfaces, like the faces of hex-head bolts,
There's the story from some Army base, about the FNG that gets sent on
one of those hunts -- striped paint, I think this was -- who goes down
to the Motor Pool, tells the Sargent there that "Lieutenant So-and-so
sent me for some striped paint; there doesn't seem to be any on base,
can I get a jeep to go into town for some?" Sarge goes along with the
gag, and signs him out a jeep. And off he goes. Gets back _just_ before
Lights Out -- w/o any paint (of course). Sarge, in a fatherly mood,
attempts to explain: "Son, you know there *isn't* any such thing as striped
paint." To which the kid replies, in a somewhat superior tone of voice:
"Sure, Sarge, I knew *that*. But I got out of that work detail, the use
of a jeep, *and* got into town for the day, didn't I?
Take your pick:
1) hybrid of rhinoceros and elephant --- i.e. 'elephino'.
2) discourages others from 'borrowing' it
3) Gag gift value
4) feels more 'natural' for a south-paw
In truth, "I dunno" applies, It came from my grandfather's toolbox, to my
father's, and thence to mine.
Granddad was chief maintainence engineer for a large mine, in northern Idaho,
It's possible he may have _made_ that wrench -- again, "I dunno" applies. :)
Good enough. Being left handed, mostly, 4 sounds good.
Well, in an "adjustable spanner"
it is brand dependent: a real one will have the 'right' thread.
All the copies have the 'wrong' thread (a matter of patent?).
Anyway, it does not seem to make a difference in practice
Reminds me of a search I sent an apprentice carpenter off for so he wouldn't
We were stripping a bunch of sidewalk forms. I told the young apprenctice
to go to the job shack and get the 5 gallon bucket of form-off. He looked
and looked and finally asked the superintendent where it was.
He came back with a sheepish grin and said the superintendent was ordering a
bucket of f***-off for me.
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