When I did have a job it was in construction for a while.
When framing houses one would often find that the 2x4 in your hand was too short. At this point the foreman would sometimes yell to the lowly apprentice to run out to the truck and get the Lumber stretcher. The apprentice would then head off to the work truck in search of this magical tool that actually did not exist. The tools that the apprentice returned with always gave the foreman a chuckle.
So I have drawn what I think is an accurate Lumber Stretcher by Ace.
Large file attached - remember it's patented..
A little fun and sympathy for the young and unemployed....
Part of a series of logos about my early beginnings.
Not being able to find a job in my early days I would invent small businesses. The brand name was Aces, and Ace could do many things to bring home the Bacon.
3 months ago
Really nice man, before I read your comment I was like whaaa? Ha.
Can we see the Aces lumbar stretcher?
... love it! It’s like the »piston return spring« for motor mechanic apprentices.
I'm absolutely loving all of these! My favourite fake tool is the "long weight".
I was always building something with my father. The on he used to get me with was "son, go get me the left handed hammer" I would bring back what i thought was a "left handed hammer" he would always send me back saying "no. I said the left handed hammer" this went on all summer one year. thanks for the memories. good work man.
When camping and getting hit in the face with campfire smoke, it was always to go get the "Left-Handed Smoke Shifter" ...
Oooh more! http://schott.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/left-handed-smoke-shifters/
I worked in a roofing shingle factory where newbies were always sent to get the shingle stetcher, or a bucket of steam.
We called it the "brick stretcher" to our low men on the totem pole. Also had another imaginary one called a "Henway" - then when they asked "what's a Henway?" it was always met with "about 7 or 8 pounds".
I was once sent away to look for the Schluter stretcher. Another fun one was the electric hammer
I still have 2 electric hammers
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