Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #7: Two More Task Lights

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 04-25-2011 05:39 PM 3411 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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On the 4×132 edge sander, a two-tube fluroescent:

These were stylish in dining areas what, 40 years ago? I went looking for one, and finally found it. It’s up out of the way most of the time, but when I need to sort through screws or bolts or brackets or hooks in the ten drawer cabinet below (originally I think for technical drawings in a classroom; I bought it from the school district at a surplus sale), I just pull it down. It’s a clever design and highly practical in this location.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 07:58 PM

You light up my life !...err Most excelent use of lights and other things most favourite light is one my youngest
picked up for 50 cents at a garage sale, the 100 watt bulb in a metal cone on an articulated arm.. Granted I had to add a couple of springs and a few nuts to make that part functional, as well as a bulb..
BUT.. it sits in a custom 3/4” holder, cherry dowell, with a walnut hockey puck to keep it from falling through , that drops into a bench dog hole, giving light anywhere on the bench I need.. Three are’s again !! Beautiful series !


-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 10:15 PM

:-) not bad to be lighted ….crap I forgot the funny joke :-)
but ceep them coming maybee one of yours lamps can find the joke again

take care

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