If you cut it short

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-08-2012 04:37 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View RussellAP's profile


3104 posts in 2491 days

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

Lots of good tips on this site.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

6 replies so far

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

11072 posts in 3633 days

#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

View CharlieM1958's profile


16281 posts in 4423 days

#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"

View doughan's profile


96 posts in 2795 days

#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

View RussellAP's profile


3104 posts in 2491 days

#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.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

View joebloe's profile


157 posts in 2498 days

#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.

View MrRon's profile


5203 posts in 3448 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics