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Old 04-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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I had a small split on a cabinet door. I replaced the door but the wife wanted to use the old door for a craft project. In any case, I didn't have a clamp wide enough to extend the 19 inches so I could glue the split area.

So I trek down the basement and stare at the workbench for a bit. BAM! 1 qt. caulk gun = CLAMP. Extended the push rod all the way out, placed the hook on one corner and the inside of the front of the gun on the other. I had to angle it just right but was able to get enough pressure on each corner to make that split disappear. Just one of those "Heck, that will work.", moments.

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Out in the garage last week I pulled the brakes off the back of my car - I thought the rotors were fine but it turns out I need new ones, so I ordered them.

Well .... calipers are off so I needed something to put them on.... look over in the "planting" corner and what do I see - 2 big nice clay pots! needles to say that's what I used. My fiance has been making fun of me all weekend because my car looks like it's "propped up on flower pots".

I just got delivery confirmation for my rotors so I can "un-ghetto" my garage when I get home from work.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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That's what I would have used to hold up the front of my car, clay pots. Absolutely no possibility of damage with the clay pots.
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Hell, people give me crap about using concrete blocks layed on their side!

Actually Ron, I think (read: HOPE) he meant they were merely holding the calipers so they weren't hanging by the brake hoses.
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Hell, people give me crap about using concrete blocks layed on their side!

Actually Ron, I think (read: HOPE) he meant they were merely holding the calipers so they weren't hanging by the brake hoses.
Hope springs eternal, jomama. It would have to be a really tall pot to reach a caliper on a jacked up car.
I'm sure the OP will confirn your notion and dispel mine.
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Hell, people give me crap about using concrete blocks layed on their side!

Actually Ron, I think (read: HOPE) he meant they were merely holding the calipers so they weren't hanging by the brake hoses.


That's my wood cutting setup - 4 ABC blocks to support and hold steady Rearranged in many different ways they can assist in cutting everything you can think of. Also works as a great miter box that can't be ruined with a recip saw.
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Snav - you get 10000 Awesomeness points. Good job.
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so, the kid stole my ear plugs. And the hammer drill is ~LOUD~.

1/2 backer rod... WHAT?

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