Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ever Wish You Had Three Hands?

Hubby's hands are the size of baseball mitts, so it is no problem for him to hold two 2x4 boards in one hand and a drill in the other hand, AND apply enough pressure on those two boards to hold them tightly together while he drills a screw into them.

I can't do that. My hands are too small. If I had three hands I could hold both 2x4s AND drill. But I overcome this deficiency by using clamps. In this project, I could have used four hands. So I used a clamp on one side to hold the boards together, and a clamp on the other side to hold the edges flush. I also had to hook two clamps together to extend the clamp length. That left my hands free to put the screws in quickly and easily.



10 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Clamps are a great invention. We've also used two clamps together to lengthen them. :-)

Happy creating ~ FlowerLady

BluMoon said...

I sometimes get the same problem when making my jewellery a third hand would be great!
Jackie

Nancy said...

Three cheers for clamps!

Marti said...

Yes, clamps are high on my list of world's greatest inventions. lol

Marti said...

Do they make teeny tiny jewelry clamps?

Kate said...

Hmm, My Guy would clamp me down if he thought I had any aspirations to do something similar. Home improvement projects don't usually turn out well if I've had a hand in them!

Susan said...

Thank you for following my blog. I'm in awe of your abilities. I am not a practical person at all but I admire people who are.

Marti said...

LOL! I used to be that way too. I had never seen a power tool until I met my future father-in-law, and I was fascinated by his workshop. But we never had the space or the funds to have a workshop until the last ten years, and I have slowly learned how to use some of the tools.

Martha said...

Love clamps!!! I really need some of my own as Someone gets a bit irritated when they don't get put back where they "belong"!!! Do they make them in pink??

Marti said...

There's always paint! Then "they" will know whose clamps they are too.