Rubber Gloves Rubber Bands

Updated: Aug. 20, 2021

Check out this clever workshop tip!

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Dual Purpose Gloves

Ingenious reader Keith Opdahl says: Extend the usefulness of old, leaky rubber gloves by recycling them as rubber bands. Cut them into various lengths and widths with a sharp pair of scissors, store ’em on a nail and surprise yourself with how handy they are around the shop. They not only bind together power cords and dowels but also work well as glue clamps for repair and assembly jobs.

With a little creativity, many common household items can be transformed into something else that’s entirely different and amazing.