2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Load Lock" Pants Stretcher
"After about a half hour of tinkering I came up with my own version of a pants stretcher. It works remarkably well."
The load lock was originally 8 ft. wide and consisted of one pipe that telescoped inside another pipe, with a ratchet lever used to extend or retract the telescoping pipe. Lawman used a hacksaw to cut both pipes down to the width he needed and attached small steel plates to the ends.
"I used a magic marker to make a mark so I can make my pants the same size every time," says Lawman. "I just moisten the waist band a little and insert the load lock, then clamp a vise grip on the pants button hole so the hole doesn't get stretched out. Then I tighten the ratchet lever to the desired size."
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