12-14-2009 07:12 AM - edited 12-14-2009 07:15 AM
After inspecting the clothespin modified into a rubber band shooting gun taken from one of my students, I began considering how useful these little clips can be. I've used them in the past as cheap weak clamps. This weekend, I made another tiny advancement in WTC (wooden clothespin technology).
By inserting the clothespin ends into a hole, I created an "anticlamp" in that the handles push out gripping the hole's walls and allowing a grip for finishing the pictured ice cream scoop handle. You can also see I added a spring clamp to permit the mechanism to be free-standing.
When I need to insert the clothespin into a smaller hole, I can sand down the clothespin ends to fit (see picture 1).
So how have YOU used this lowly tool in a novel way?