Leon, in my experience, does not push much of anything. He shares
his honestly held views and others take them or leave them. Having
seen pictures of some of his work, I tend to at least consider what
he has to say (same with a few others here). That's part of why
my recent bandsaw choice went with spending a couple hundred more
and got the Laguna. It wasn't based *just* on his opinion, but
that led me to sink some more time into researching the Laguna.
I don't need any more clamps just now, and don't have any k-bodies
(just a bunch of f-style), but the details in threads like this
will be useful if/when I'm shopping again.
At my skill level, pipe clamps would probably be just fine. But I
have a few around 4', and those things are heavy.
If you have not used a K body type or others of similar type, you might
be amazed at how easy they can make getting a nice square or flat glue up.
That said, there are many ways to achieve the same, but these do make it
easier. But the price is weight. And if you are doing a light glue up,
they may be a little too much. Again, there are many ways.. Even rubber,
have not used them
my bar clamps do great
tried and true
i a trying some new stretchy plastic wrap that i got recently
it is amazing stuff
it was used in a shipment of some delicate electronics parts
it is super stretchy and clear and i tried and could not break it
i had never seen this before
The currently popular practice is to stretch-wrap stuff
to a cardboard backer, then put it in a box with bubble
wrap or biodegradable peanuts or some shredded paper stuff
I'd call "excelsior" except no-one knows that word now-a-days.
If you're getting a whole pallet of stuff, the boxes will
be stacked on the pallet and then the whole mess wrapped
with about 20 yards of stretch-wrap.
That stuff is worth its weight in gold. Great for many purposes and so
light weight and easy to apply. Snip, snip or a careful slice and it's
Whenever I head to the lumber yard to stock up for a project I have a
six inch roll with me. Bunch of trim boards? Stack 'em, wrap 'em, haul
'em and when you get them set near point of use just snip 'em and
they're stacked right where you want them. Much better than trying to
wrangle a stack of 10' long pick up sticks through a doorway<g>
On Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 1:36:10 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
I always have a roll of that stuff handy. I've used it to bundle up loose
items while moving the girls from college apartment to college apartment,
like that pole lamp that can be broken down into small sections or the bed rails, etc.
It's great for keeping the lids on storage containers that are just a bit
too full and for keeping drawers/doors closed while moving furniture.
I used to use it to water proof extension cord connections for Halloween
and Christmas decorations, but I tried a different method last weekend
and it worked great:
Plug the device(s) into the extension cord, then fold the wires so that
the device cord touches the extension cord wire. (basically, make an
inverted U) Now slip a vinyl or latex glove over the plug/socket end
and tightly secure the open end around the cords with a zip tie.
As long as it positioned so that the water doesn't run towards the open
end of the glove, the plug/socket connection will stay completely dry.
Thanks for some tips. I have half a box of 12" wide rolls.
I used a roll on each pallet of targets I sent out. Not only was
it binding to the load but bound it to the pallet as well.
Oh the pallets had about 900 pounds of cut steel.
On 11/5/2015 1:34 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
these parts came in anti-static bag placed in foam layers and inside a box
that box was wrapped with this stuff against cardboard that was press fit
into a larger shipping box
so no peanuts bubble wrap or excelsior just air with the press fit cardboard
and wrap holding the smaller box in place
there is that kind of stretch and who has not seen that stuff
this is different than anything i have seen
differences are that it does not stick to itself as much as that pallet wrap
i think it is thicker
it stretches far beyond pallet wrap
it also returns to original size which pallet wrap does not do
it is very clear
i think technically speaking it has a refractive index very close to one
it is almost like clear rubber
it is quite unusual to me and i have not seen it before
try to find some it is kind of amazing
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