Handy Man Tips – The String
My favorite Handy Man, Craig Emmert, has a Blog called Craig’s Clout : Tip “o” the Week. He has some very informative articles and I love the way he writes so I asked if I could share them with you. He said “Great!” and if you need Handy Man help don’t hesitate to contact him at 310-697-2829 or email at Craigscloutnrepairs@gmail.com.
“Age is just a number, and we are All different of course. But by my age 12, I had a paper route and every morning at 5am a thud on my parents driveway woke me. That thud was a bundle of periodicals hitting earth near my bedroom window.
Holding those several pounds all together was a simple piece of String that at my young age meant only that I had to cut and throw it away to get my day started.
So today I realize such an invention occurred way before me being here. This tool we all take for granted makes the builders of this world’s job straight, level or plumb when facilitated properly.
From point A to point B when pulled taut enough string aligns all kinds of items in construction for example. A tied loop onto the nail (point #A) the spool for leverage. To a twisted loose loop onto the opposite side onto and around the head of nail (#B) a slight pull by counter fulcruming then wrap, and presto a workable straight line ready for? Whatever. Within 7mm of an inch over the length of a football field and much longer even, if it’s not windy claimed the Egyptians (2600 B.C.) who created the Pyramids with this piece of luxury we know today as the String …. . Happy Tuesday Folks!!”