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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 1185 days ago 2476 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.

-- "...in 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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racerglen

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#1 posted 1185 days ago

You light up my life !...err ..shop.. Most excelent use of lights and other things most toss..my 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, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

:-) 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
Dennis

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