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Old 12-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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How about a hint What is it used for?
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Dental x-ray film holder for the jolly green giant (for bite wing shots).

Definitely.
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A tree stand !
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He won't be very jolly after he gets those slivers.
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A piece of firewood designed to government specifications?
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Good guesses, but only Moemg got it right. Good for you!

We get small trees, and the problem with the conventional stand...



Is that you have to cut off the lower branches to put it in the stand. So I made the one above patterned on this basic idea. I use a ratchet strap to attach it.

Here it is with the tree in it:

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Here is the strap part:

TreeStand 002.jpg

Currently I have no way of fine-tuning the tilt of the tree, but this year's tree is straight. I'll add some adjustable feet for next year.

BTW, small trees, besides being cheaper, are much more convenient (pick them up with one hand, throw them in the trunk, easy in and out of house, etc.). If you put the tree on an end table, and behind a couch, well you get the idea.
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Good guesses, but only Moemg got it right. Good for you!

Well I'd like to claim great insight but the truth is I had my mouse over the picture while I was trying to figure out what it was and voila JPG. tree stand showed up . A message from beyond or a great hint ??
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What a cheater! I actually considered that when I named the file, but I thought that the filename was lost when I uploaded it as an attachment.
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T-al, the bigger question is what these are....
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Now this here is a real tree stand...
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What a cheater! I actually considered that when I named the file, but I thought that the filename was lost when I uploaded it as an attachment.

I didn't cheat . I won by pure ingenuity and luck !
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I used scrap wood that had been used for other things, so those are leftover holes.
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I used scrap wood that had been used for other things, so those are leftover holes.
Part of a frugal lifestyle is not wasting. Good job on finding a use for those leftover holes!
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I AM NOT TOUCHING THIS ONE
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I just had a hospital glove on a few days ago. I pantomimed a proctologist donning an exam glove for my friend just before he went into surgery. I said "Smile".
He laughed like hell, the male nurse cracked up, but the anesthesiologist standing nearby was not amused.
So I waited til she wandered away a little, blew up the glove, tied it off, bent a few "fingers" down and flipped her the bird (unseen of course). My friend just about lost it. I sent him into surgery laughing his head off.
Children must play...

Back on topic...
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