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271352 Kirk Eppler 2020‑06‑29 Re: Call for ingenuity: loosening a wooden screw
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 5:13 AM Thomas Bruce 
wrote:

>
> I have, here in my hot little hand, the handle from a Millers Falls
> Alford-type hand vise.
>
> Anyway, I'd like to expand the use of the Alford vise handle beyond its
> potential as half of a pair of maracas by unscrewing the cap and rescuing
> whatever's inside, but the damn thing is stuck.  A judicious application of
> paraffin based bicycle chain lube loosened it some, but it's still stuck;
> guessing the whole thing is both swollen and dry.   Anybody got any good
> ideas for what to do?  I did try clamping it in a soft-jawed vise and using
> one of those strap-type jar openers, but no dice.
>
>

If this was in my hot little hand, I would sit quietly until the other
Thomas, heof Conroy, checks in.  He's got lots of great wood thread ideas.
-- 
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, who spent a little time cleaning and moving
tools over the weekend, including a 24" Starrett combo square, and some
dividers and calipers, purchased 2 years ago.  This breakneck speed is
terrifying.

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