More old inner tube uses

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More old inner tube uses

Postby Winfield Dave » Wed May 29, 2013 3:30 pm

I had to replace the inner tube in our ancient Honda SL-70 motorcycle.
Was thinking about uses for the old tube.
I cut some about 2" wide for "tail" keepers - the tail being that leftover length of the 2" tie-down straps after you are all cinched up on the trailer.
While cutting those, I made a few narrower ones to straighten out the curve in the tube and found a good use for them.
To hold the cords on my grinders.

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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby Stanton » Wed May 29, 2013 6:16 pm

What a good idea! Thanks, Dave.

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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby Eugene » Wed May 29, 2013 6:18 pm

Cut up old tractor inner tubes into rubber bands. Used them to hang garden hoses and as the attachment (looped around trunk) to straighten young black walnut trees.
I have an excuse. CRS.
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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu May 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Eugene wrote:Cut up old tractor inner tubes into rubber bands. Used them to hang garden hoses and as the attachment (looped around trunk) to straighten young black walnut trees.
A couple of good ideas Eugene. :D
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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby Winfield Dave » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:56 pm

Couple pics of the strap tail holders in use.

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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby ricky racer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:15 pm

Hey, I like that. I'm going to copy that idea. It'll also keep them nicely coiled up when not in use so when I pull them out of my bed mounted toolbox I won't have a rats nest.

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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby pickerandsinger » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:24 am

Great ideas....
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Re: More old inner tube uses

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:24 am

Also good for covering up the jaws of Vice Grips and other aggressive teeth when you don't want to damage the surface you are working on.
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