Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday Tips and Helping Hands and Eyes
I got my new DELPHI GLASS catalog.
Remember when you were a kid and the holiday Sears catalog would arrive? I'd spend hours looking it over, thinking about all the cool stuff.
When the Delphi Glass catalog comes, it's just like that. I think anyone who reads this blog knows, I'm a tool loving fool.
I have soldering stands. Two sizes, to fit my two sizes of soldering irons.
And I have magnifying lights. But I don't have a third hand. What's that?
It's something that holds things in place while you use a torch or soldering iron, so you don't get burned while you work. But your items stay still, and you can clamp things together. This one has a spotlight built into it. And two little helping hands.
Helpful for things like making glass birdhouses. Or adding tiny loops to pewter. It's so tempting sometimes to just reach down and hold onto things, but I can't. Burn warning!
I've been cheating and using wooden clothes pins. So far nothing has ignited. Don't you think this would be much safer, yes?
I saw this cool tool. It has the magnifier. And a lamp. Plus a soldering stand for the soldering iron. And best of all, it has a double third hand built right in. SWEET!
I think I must have this. Maybe I'll get a coupon for Delphi with a discount. I'm really sure I need this. And it's not expensive, as tools go.
Tools! Wonderful Tools!
Well, the lightning strike fun never ends.
I went to do a load of laundry on Monday, and the washing machine wouldn't turn on.
I opened the dryer, and the light came on. HMMMMM.
I got a wooden chopstick from the kitchen and poked the Ground Fault Plug Reset Button. The light came back on in the electric plug.
WHEW - I thought - The washing maching isn't fried!
Then I remembered.
The DEEP FREEZER CHEST is plugged into that same Ground Fault outlet.
And it's been TWO WEEKS now since the lightning strike.
I leave the rest to your imagination. I will just say that I wish, REALLY wish, I had tried to do laundry and found out about this a long, long time ago.
Just picture a fairly full chest deep freezer that's been unplugged and warming up for two weeks.
I need say NO more!