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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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The Buick Clamp
I made a nice entertainment center of found timber and driftwood. Because the materials were unusual, and I wanted maximum strength, I opted to both mortise and glue the joints before drilling and pinning.

The problem was, I don't have clamps large enogh to hold everything in place. So I set the assembly on the floor of the garage, and drove my Buick onto it as a clamp.

I call it "coarse woodworking".
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 2:20, closed)
I love this in about three different ways

(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 9:19, closed)
Lovely

(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 10:15, closed)
Macro woodworking!
Lovely.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 10:40, closed)
I just knew
Buicks were good for something. ( I had a '48 model for a while and if someone offered me another in good condition I'd take it)
(, Sun 13 Mar 2011, 23:42, closed)

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