Thumbscrews in a pinch
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The next time you need a thumbscrew for
a project and you don't have any in stock, don't saddle-up
"Ole Paint" and head for the store.
Instead, look in your scrap bin for a spur or pinion gear
from an old clock or other mechanical gizmo.
Find one with the right diameter center hole and either epoxy
or solder a bolt of the appropriate size into position, run
a jam nut up from the bottom to hold everything together more
tightly and you've got your thumbscrew ! No trip to the hardware
store. No financial outlay.
What more could you ask ?