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Project by awsum55 posted 12-25-2020 07:25 PM 2448 views 4 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I could never open my glue bottle easily no matter how well I cleaned the nozzle. I would have to find something to pry it open so it wouldn’t hurt my hands. I made this little tool and it solved my problem.

I had this hanging on my wall for a while and then I realized I could attach it to my bottle so it was always handy. The problem was it always hung in my way so I added a rubber band. This was the solution I was looking for, no more sore hands trying to open the glue bottle.

Every time my son saw me use that tool he would ask me if I ever posted it on LJ. I told him I didn’t. He said “No disrespect, but that is one of the coolest things you ever made.”

I don’t agree with him, but he convinced me it might help someone else so here it is if anyone is interested.

This happens to be very useful for me lately. I have something going on with my hands (actually my entire body). My hands hurt so much I can hardly use them when I wake in the morning. I thought I slept on my hands because it came on so suddenly. The problem is it hasn’t gone away for a couple of months now. Once I’m up and doing things they don’t hurt as much, but I can’t use my Pony spring clamps with my left hand and barely with my right. My grip strength was always very good. I used to be able to bury a 300 lb. weight scale by just squeezing it with my hands, now shaking hands with a 10 year old girl could hurt me. Not sure what is going on because I have to wait until almost February to get in to see my doctor.

Anyway I hope this does help someone as my son mentioned. Happy holidays and Happy New Year to all and let’s hope 2021 will be better than 2020.

-- John D, OP, KS





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Andre

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#1 posted 12-25-2020 07:41 PM

Well, it least it is made from “Wood” hope you didn’t use a CNC ro make it:)
Reminded me of a little tool that I had made years ago to help with wing nuts, have since switched to a Wood threaded system with a Wooden wing nut!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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socrbent

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#2 posted 12-25-2020 08:47 PM

Good idea – beats my reaching for a pliers. Best of luck with your health issue.

-- socrbent Ohio

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pottz

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#3 posted 12-25-2020 08:51 PM

great idea i have the same problem those caps are hell too pull up.ive something like this posted way back,never bothered to make one though.sounds like arthritis is getting you my friend,mine gets worse every year,sadly no cure for it.i hope yours isn’t something more serious.keep us informed.merry christmas john.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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robscastle

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#4 posted 12-25-2020 09:28 PM

yep!

Doctors pull the shutters and lights when they see me approaching!
same as corelz125!

BTW its called old age, and nothing to worry about, as,...... nobody get out alive anyway!

Again its in the project area Tut tut !

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 12-25-2020 09:53 PM

GR8 idea :<)))

now invent a tool to get the lid off my Danish oil can ….. no matter how I wipe it off …... it still stays like glued on top :<(((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 12-25-2020 10:16 PM

I like your solution, John. I’ve always been a weakling, but arthritis has made all these chores more difficult. I’m not giving up either, but I need to get a bit more creative with “accessories.” I’ve decided to trade a woodworking project for my brother with his metal-working skills to get a tool so I can tighten the clamp knobs on my routers. For the past several years I’ve used a Vise Grips that I padded with tape etc., but I keep having to redo the taping or it chews up the knobs.

You might be suffering from arthritis or you could also be suffering from side effects from any drugs you’re on. We’ve learned from others’ experiences that even common medications can cause a great deal of pain. Long-term aspirin use (often recommended for those who have had heart attacks) can cause severe muscle breakdown and pain. If your doctor has you on any BP medications or statins, they could be your problem. I’m sure there are lots of other drugs that also give pain, but I’m more familiar with those that are heart-related.

Wishing you success in determining what is causing your pain and that it can be alleviated (without adding a mess of drugs). My old age comes with some “side effects” that just can’t be taken away!

One last thought, arthritis pain comes and goes. I can have a joint that hurts so bad I can’t move without screaming out in pain, and the next week or month (or sometimes only a matter of hours), there will be no pain—all without doing anything about it but just waiting.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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awsum55

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#7 posted 12-25-2020 11:06 PM

Thanks, I’m afraid it is arthritis but I didn’t know it could come on so quickly. I’m lucky that I don’t have to take meds for anything yet so I thought I was going to get by unscathed. LOL, no such luck.

I’m sorry to hear that some of you suffer the same fate.

Like Rob said “BTW its called old age, and nothing to worry about, as,...... nobody gets out alive anyway!”


GR8 idea :<)))

now invent a tool to get the lid off my Danish oil can ….. no matter how I wipe it off …... it still stays like glued on top :<(((

- GR8HUNTER

That made me laugh because I just had the same problem and tried waxing the threads on the can and also the cap and that didn’t work. The vise grips work well, but first I had to cut off that stupid plastic cap that you have to push down and then turn.

-- John D, OP, KS

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rtbrmb

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#8 posted 12-25-2020 11:31 PM

very simple…...very clever…...very helpful.

thanks for posting

best of luck with your Dr. apt in February.

Merry Christmas

Bill in MI

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 12-25-2020 11:32 PM

Fine idea John! I hate those caps, especially when they get some hardened glue that ran down the nozzle.

Maybe the LBD can mass produce them with his laser 8^)

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gdaveg

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#10 posted 12-25-2020 11:43 PM

Guy in our community shop made one very similar. Helps with my arthritic old hands. On a chain next to the glue.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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pottz

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#11 posted 12-25-2020 11:54 PM

about 12 years at the end of the year i was pruning back about 40 rose bushes all day,the next morning i could barely wipe my butt,my arm locked up with arthritis that fast,so a trip to the doctor and a cotisone shot and a few weeks of exercising mt arm and i was fine.hasn’t done it since.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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klinkman

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#12 posted 12-26-2020 12:08 AM

Isn’t that why the good Lord gave us teeth?

;)

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 12-26-2020 12:25 AM

I use needle nose pliers to pry the cap up. Maybe you have carpal tunnel syndrome? I’ve had surgery on both hands because of it. It was about 2 years before my hands were back to where they started, minus a little.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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pottz

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#14 posted 12-26-2020 12:36 AM



I use needle nose pliers to pry the cap up. Maybe you have carpal tunnel syndrome? I ve had surgery on both hands because of it. It was about 2 years before my hands were back to where they started, minus a little.

- Dark_Lightning


thats what i usually use,but awsums tool is easier i think.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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robscastle

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#15 posted 12-26-2020 01:21 AM

Please don’t post any pictures showing the aftermath of the 40 roses activity please !

-- Regards Rob

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