Thursday, December 20, 2012

Name That Tool

First two people to comment correctly on what this tool is used for win a free Benita Memorial Tshirt.  Speaking of tshirts...of these sizes available (S,XL,2XL,3XL), get two for the price of one while supplies last.  It's a Field Lab clearance sale!  New design coming spring 2013 if the world doesn't end tomorrow.













Did an Alpine run this morning.  Got the above and the last load of lumber for the barn corner trim, some critter grub, and John chow.  While unloading the goods, Carl snuck into the greenhouse and bedded down in his favorite jalapeno plant.  41,60,31,0,B,0

14 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

Looks like some kind of wire clamp. Never saw one before.

LarryLilly said...

Line stretcher
use it for barb wire, straight wire, etc

LarryLilly said...

I have two newer models, one for real heavy stuff and one for smaller. Yours has an eye hook on the end not clear in the pic. Mine are larger ends, you can use a chain looped in the end, or a come along hook with no problem. A simple effective piece of equipment, the harder you pull the tighter it gets. Use a truck and a ball hitch to supply the pull when doing 1/4 mile long pulls.

Buster T. Bexar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_la82aR0M

Rusty said...

It's a wire fence stretcher!

robdham said...

It's used to hold tension on a rope or strap.

remmij said...

dang, already out of the running... this one is simpler & more expensive - what a combo.

Carl is an odd duck.
wire puller

John Wells said...

Larry and Buster....email your addresses to me and the size you want. cheers!

Good Time Chris said...

That tool is one of them things they use to stretch barb wire...

Don't fence me in..

Jay said...

Speaking of plants in the greenhouse.

If I may be so bold as to request an update please,
how about a pictorial tour of exactly what plants you have growing at the beginning of winter inside that greenhouse you worked so hard to build? It's "Ben" awhile since we have had a botanical update.

For that matter, if you happen to have any cultivated plants growing on the outside feel free to update that as well, not that I expect much in that department.

How self sufficient are your greenhouse endeavors so far? How much are you still needing to depend upon outside sources of fertilzer and bagged soil, or have you gotten to the point where you can depend upon your compost for self sufficient plant nutrition?

Any calculations about how much water your greenhouse has required so far? If your tanks were full, how long could you go without rain to refill them before your plants would require water rationing or you needing to import water?

Any insect infestations yet?

All this might be too much to put into a single blog post, but after all that effort building that awesome greenhouse, I'm sure I'm not the only one that's eager to see how well it is working and producing for you.

Obviously, feel free to use or ignore my questions and suggestions for a blog post as you feel is appropriate.

Quixote Kid said...

I second Jay's motion. An update on the greenhouse and other 2012 projects (3 axis solar cooker, etc) would be appreciated.

Thanks!

JohnnyM said...

I'm wanting to know about the spinach please

Quercus Lobata said...

Maasdam wire clamp for stretching fence wire. I have one just like it although it is maybe a little older. Works pretty good with a come along and the rear of a truck for an anchor.

Allen Hare said...

Good looking wire stretcher.

Looks like lumber to finish out the Ben barn.

That Carl....