January 21, 2011

Tools of the Trade

TOTT 004

Tool:               Cable Clamp
Origin:            Surplus Warehouse in Cambridge
Price:              3 for 6$
Age:               2 years
Description:  An extra sturdy woven nylon strip secured to a clasp that allows a tension to be set by pulling the fabric band. The clasp then pulls shut, clamping the woven strip in place.
Use:             Daily. To hold molds shut while casting forms. One clamp can hold three small molds in place while a large mold needs two or three clamps to stay shut. The larger the mold, the greater the volume of slip and the more likely your mold will leak or explode. resulting leaks and explosions are very messy and should be avoided.

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