What is the most under-rated tool? I give you the lowley clothespin.

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  1. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Friend of Leo's

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    how do you write with the one on the bottom?

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    these usually don't fail as fast as the twisty things,but you gots to cut them off unless you know the trick...

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    couldn't live without these, great for cables in the studio. laptop power supplies, etc.
    you can connect 2 or 3 to together to make a longer strip if you need it.
    velcro. greatest natural product on earth.
    derived from Stickinamus Velcrois,in the thorn family , Stickinamus. First harvested and cured by Joseph Wyre, for whom the Wire was named, also one of his inventions.
     
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    is that a beard, or a bird's nest?
     
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    You're supposed to focus on the clothespin.
     
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    Duct tape???
     
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    The bamboo skewer- life would be impossible without it. Useful for anything from staking small plants to cleaning pipes, can substitute for chopsticks, clean mud out of sneaker soles, test cakes, plug screw holes, a million things.
     
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    Clothes pins make great violin and banjo mutes. Clip them on the bridge and it deadens the transfer of vibration from the bridge to the top.
     
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    he looks like a mouth breather to me....
     
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    I have a Mason jar full of clothes pins in my pantry and every time I open a bag of bread or tortillas or chips that is what I use.

    Also on a totally derailed side note I saw Butthole Surfers pretty early on and Gibby used to fill his hair with clothes pins with a print of a cockroach glued to them. He'd shake his head and they would fly across the club. Better than real roaches.
     
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    I've heard on this very forum, that they can be used to help out with stripped pick guard screws....

    also great for Cockroache Kabobs

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    Better?

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    I couldn't exist without clothespins.....I have them on chips and pretzel bags, holding notes on the fridge, clamping things being glued, etc. I even (as we speak) have sheets and pillow cases hanging on my clothesline. I like the fresh scent of sun-dried laundry. ;)
     
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    Sometimes useful as clamplets in the workshop.
     
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    This was a great read:

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    Very thought-provoking on the history of the development of such simple things as the clothespin. the pencil, the paper-clip, etc - facsinating.
     
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    sometimes evolution takes a cul-de-sac.....
     
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    I like the part where they couldn't invent the pen, until they invented the goose. Cause they needed the feathers for quills, which directly let to the invention of the porcupine, which turned out to be a deadend. so they backed up and found a tree that had fallen in a graphite mine and the termites had eaten out the center and it had been replace with graphite by osmosis, thus producing a 30 ft by 6ft around pencil. They had not yet invented the color yellow, so they painted it red.

    They used a cement mixer to make a pencil sharpener an voila, the office supply store was born.
    matter of fact, that where I bought the book at..
     
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    didn't the Clampets have a place in Beverly Hills with a cement pond?
     
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    I use a binder clip as a money clip, it works for me. :)
     
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    The ultimate money clip/credit card holder/wallet combo. Try it--your every day carry experience will be transformed. Rides comfortably in front or back pocket.
     
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    I had the painful experience of a very hot cup of tea landing in my lap. I had repaired the handle with superglue. Test it before she uses it!
     
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