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"Belts" Common Things With Uncommon Uses


 

1. Strap wrench. Wrap a belt around a pipe or handle as shown and pull it tight; hook the belt buckle on a nail driven into a 1 x 2 or a 2 x 3, then exert leverage with the wood.
 

2. Luggage guard. Wrap an old belt around a suitcase and through its handle; buckle it to protect against rough handling or faulty latches.
 

3. Laundry carrier. Sort the laundry and bundle each load with a belt for carrying to the launderette.
 

4. Strop. Keep a leather belt in the kitchen for sharpening knives.
 

5. Book strap. An old belt can lash books together and provide a carrying handle as well; punch new holes if necessary.
 

6. Organizer. Nail a belt to the wall in several places, leaving loops large enough to hold tools or utensils.

 

 

7. Sling. Run a belt through a sturdy jacket sleeve] pull the sleeve on over the splinted forearm, run the belt around the back of the victimís neck, and buckle on the side.
 

8. Pet collar. Cut a belt to the correct length, punch new holes as needed, and add a metal ring to the buckle to attach identification and license tags.

 

 

 

 

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