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#175465 - 03/02/08 03:42 AM New uses for old knob and tube?
IanR Offline
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Registered: 12/06/04
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Loc: Palm Bay FL USA
I found this old article on how the old tubes make dandy knife sharpeners. 'thought I would share it:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/brannan87.html
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#175466 - 03/02/08 05:33 AM Re: New uses for old knob and tube? [Re: IanR]
wire_twister Offline
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Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 265
Loc: Georgia USA
Take the element out of an old high pressure sodium lightbulb, it too makes a good sharpner, not as abrasive as the ceramic tube.
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#175468 - 03/02/08 06:33 AM Re: New uses for old knob and tube? [Re: wire_twister]
leland Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 856
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
Never considerd that. I'll have pleanty now though!!
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#175485 - 03/02/08 12:07 PM Re: New uses for old knob and tube? [Re: IanR]
Obsaleet Offline
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Registered: 04/05/03
Posts: 361
Loc: Pa
Thats a great idea!
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#175503 - 03/03/08 04:15 AM Re: New uses for old knob and tube? [Re: Obsaleet]
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Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 33
Loc: Danvers, Ma, USA
Be careful with the HPS, they may explode if exposed to water.
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