Sorry it’s been so long, folks! The last two months have just been a blur. Hoping to do better at keeping this rambling up to date. It’s been a really busy Summer. Hard to believe it’s here already, but Fall has arrived, and it’s been a gorgeous one. Some of the nicest September/October weather we’ve ever had, it’s allowed me to get a lot of outside work done that’s been ‘hanging’ for way too long.
Anyway, here’s yet another use for one of the rugged little 12″ F-clamps I’ve been using for a few years now. Just came up with this simple little trick when I filled our enclosed porch with firewood for the winter.
I stack in about 5 full cords every Fall, but before I do that, line the walls with big sheets of cardboard to protect the paneling. Those sheets, some of them 6′ x 8′ when unfolded, are pretty awkward to carry, and when adding in the smaller pieces, it’s always meant many trips back and forth to the garage, where they’re stored for the summer.
With one of these strong clamps, I can carry all the cardboard in one trip, fast and easily. As usual, this was another one of those ‘duh’ moments that I wish I’d had long ago.
This also works for carrying plywood, sheet rock (with a pair of pad blocks), and other large sheet goods.
These have been the handiest clamps I’ve ever used around the shop, and I thought you could get some use out of this tip. They run about $10 at Grizzly (#D2916) and they’ve been a good investment. They’re one of those simple tools you never have enough of, it seems.
Hope that’s helpful.
God bless you and yours,
“During times of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
– George Orwell, ‘1984’