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Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by gafftaper, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    and why did I find it in my shop? IMG_20150326_121323679.jpg

    Students only for the first week...

    Although I know what it is, I seriously want to know what the previous TD could have been doing with it in my theater.
     
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    looks like the thing my dentist uses for a big silver filling - though his is more for dinosaur sized teeth. Think I've seen them in James Bond movies as well.
     
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    Might make a good follow handle for a Source-Four-on-a-stick ? Or an impromptu handle for any number of things.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    We're doing Little Shop next year and I think this will probably make it into the show as a prop for the dentist.
     
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    Thats certainly some interesting type of clamp.
     
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    I've used a clamp like this as a handle on a hammer drill, and as a grip handle on pipe/conduit when cutting/ drilling holes.
     
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    No students answered Huh? What really confuses me is why it is in my shop. There is a nice roll up door on the shop. Perhaps the previous theater manager had a side deal doing auto maintenance.
     
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    Ok, I'm not a student anymore, but I think you just clued me in to what that is. Oil filter strap wrench?
     
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    I knew it when I saw it, but can't for the life of me think of any good use for it in a theater.
     
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    I'll mention that I'm a student in the University of Wisconsin system in Whitewater. So a student did answer :)
     
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    And I should add, I've never changed the oil on a vehicle where the filter was in a place that that strap could even be put on, let alone turned.
     
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    That's my guess too, but it wouldn't be necessarily be for an oil filter. That thing looks pretty big and then bolt/handle would be hard to manuever in an engine bay. I'm guessing it's a strap wrench for sure, but for some other type of cylinder that turns. The indentations on the strap would increase friction.

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    So now I'm more on team this isn't a wrench. Looking at 95% of the strap wrenches on google image search shows that most have a sort of cam to increase leverage. The majority also allow for one end to easily come out so you can remove the wrench without sliding it off the piece. Useful for the middle of a pipe. I'm thinking this is some type of clamp for grouping stuff together and holding it while you attach a more permanent strap, with the reasoning that one end of whatever you're putting it on remains open so you can remove the tool.
     
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  13. gafftapegreenia

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    I've seen clamps for wood working like that, but the indents on that thing would chew up the wood too much for my liking.
     
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    an older version of a Battery Puller ?
     
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    Right! They usually have those corners for attaching to a frame and cinching it together while you glue it! It's very similar to that.
     
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    That is why the thing looks so new, it has never been used.
     
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    Derek suggested it was possibly for my air compressor, but no oil filter on it. The only thing I can think of is screwing schedule 40 pipe into boom stands or into each other, but a strap wrench or a pipe wrench is a much better tool for that job.
     
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    How big is it? Can we get a banana or roll of gaff tape for reference?
     
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    Well it's designed to fit around an oil filter. So that loop is adjustable for around a 3"-4" in diameter.
     
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    I'm going to say it's a handle to use a leko as a fellowship.
     

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