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Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs 1839

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Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« on: October 11, 2013, 10:07:27 PM »
What's the most interesting (useful, fun, cool) thing you ever did with a paperclip and a SAK?
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 12:11:06 AM »
Used the sewing hole in the awl of an old tinker to shape and bend a paper clip to make a replacement throttle linkage part on a '66 Volkswagon beatle in the early 70's. I ran that bug for another few months before I spent the money on a real part at the VW dealer. Was really short of money in those days.

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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 07:19:36 AM »
So, what you're REALLY asking is, what's the most MacGyver thing you've ever done :D

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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 11:27:25 AM »

So, what you're REALLY asking is, what's the most MacGyver thing you've ever done :D

Yeah, kind of... :-)
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 11:29:03 AM »

Used the sewing hole in the awl of an old tinker to shape and bend a paper clip to make a replacement throttle linkage part on a '66 Volkswagon beatle in the early 70's. I ran that bug for another few months before I spent the money on a real part at the VW dealer. Was really short of money in those days.

I hadn't noticed we could use the sewing hole to bend wire. That's interesting and potentially useful. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 09:16:43 PM »
Made a foxhole radio...used paperclips for connectors and my Spartan to strip the wires...throw in some thumb tacks, a pencil stub, a blues razor blade, some magnet wire, and a toilet paper roll, and I can listen to am radio in a power outage..

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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 01:22:05 PM »

Made a foxhole radio...used paperclips for connectors and my Spartan to strip the wires...throw in some thumb tacks, a pencil stub, a blues razor blade, some magnet wire, and a toilet paper roll, and I can listen to am radio in a power outage..

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Now that's something cool. It only takes wire and paperclips and a roll of paper? Where can I find detailed instructions to build one like that?
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 03:33:10 PM »

Made a foxhole radio...used paperclips for connectors and my Spartan to strip the wires...throw in some thumb tacks, a pencil stub, a blues razor blade, some magnet wire, and a toilet paper roll, and I can listen to am radio in a power outage..

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Now that's something cool. It only takes wire and paperclips and a roll of paper? Where can I find detailed instructions to build one like that?

Don't forget pencil and razor blade...

Just search YouTube for foxhole radio...

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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 04:10:28 PM »


Made a foxhole radio...used paperclips for connectors and my Spartan to strip the wires...throw in some thumb tacks, a pencil stub, a blues razor blade, some magnet wire, and a toilet paper roll, and I can listen to am radio in a power outage..

Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk now Free

Now that's something cool. It only takes wire and paperclips and a roll of paper? Where can I find detailed instructions to build one like that?

Don't forget pencil and razor blade...

Just search YouTube for foxhole radio...

Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk now Free

I'll take a look :-)
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 07:33:44 PM »

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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 11:39:57 PM »
I used a paperclip and duct tape to add a cable organizer to my desk. I needed something to stop the charger cable of my Mac to fall behind the desk all the time... I used a Leatherman Style PS' pliers to bend the paperclip and its scissors to cut the tape.



I tried to make it in a way that allows to pass the cable if I need it, but that has little probability of letting it fall through. I think the tape I used isn't strong enough and probably I will need to add something that sticks a little better.
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 11:43:00 PM »
Oops! Wrong thread. I intended to post this in another forum... I must say, though, that I really prefer the scissors in Victorinox Minichamp over the ones in this Leatherman Style PS...
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Re: Cool things made with paperclips and SAKs
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2013, 12:12:40 AM »
My use of paperclips in combination with SAKs is only for show off purposes. :D


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