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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-08-2012 04:37 PM 1014 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2012 04:37 PM

I don’t see much use for this, unless you’re drinking while measuring, but it’s cool nonetheless. He takes a four foot board and stretches it to five foot. I have to try this myself.

I wonder if this could be used to bend and curve the wood also.,AAAADAxIJDE~,N1RvxNDWjA0LXvGt-mBgqZSQZkg1ObBb&bclid=918996015001&bctid=1519834658001

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 06:01 PM

Very interesting. Your question is intriguing also.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 06:02 PM

Someone posted this video the other day. I believe the general consensus was “Aprils Fools!”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 06:13 PM

I would have to see that in person to believ more then a quarter inch or so of stretch….

the only thing being pulled here is you leg

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 06:25 PM

He does a good job of fooling you, without even telling you at the end of the vid. I thought it was fake when I saw he didn’t coat the bottom side with Millers Elasto-meric.

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 11:46 PM

If it really worked it would eliminate 1 joke we used to pull on the new laborers ,way back when I was framing houses.

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 10:05 PM

Actually David Marks demonstrated how to stretch a board on one of his TV episodes. All he did was to rip the board diagonally into two pieces. Then he slid the pieces along the diagonal and glued them together. The board is now longer, but also narrower.

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