Seeing Double

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Project by Deela40 posted 12-11-2018 05:55 PM 1211 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished up a batch of double clothespins this week with a design I finally feel is satisfactory. It took over one year off and on prototyping the design.

These are made of ash and full coiled stainless steel springs. They are tumbled to soften the edges and then finished with boiled linseed oil. There are two main uses for these:

They can be used during the colder months of the year, when clothes may freeze to the clothesline. Once the clothes are done on the line, one end of the pin can be detached and then brought back inside.
These can also handle garments/blankets that may be too thick for our normal pin since one end will attach to the line, the other end will be freed up to grasp the material by itself.


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#1 posted 12-11-2018 08:23 PM


-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 12-11-2018 10:29 PM


- MasterSergeant

Thank you.


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#3 posted 12-11-2018 11:35 PM

Actually kinda wish they were made like this already. Makes a lot of sense to do it this way.
Nice work.

-- ~Daniel

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 01:33 AM

I’ll say genius. This is a great idea. Where would we be if no one ever tried to improve on something. I could find some uses for these in the shop right away.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-12-2018 02:01 AM

Hahh! Awesome!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 02:41 AM

Hahh! Awesome!

- swirt

Indeed. One of the things I think is pretty cool about these is that that can be made to infinity. Not sure what the purpose would be but that doesn’t diminish the allure.


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#7 posted 12-12-2018 03:32 AM

Great engineering and execution however Whirlpool is still my drying preference

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 12-12-2018 02:09 PM

Pretty cool design for an old simple devise, Now design a better mouse trap.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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