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    George Shirley Guest

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    The Cook wrote:
    > I paid for the thing Friday morning and it was in my mail box this
    > noon. It looks fine. I have tried picking up some jars with it and
    > it works wonderfully. I think it will save my hands.
    >
    > The seller wrote to me to ask what was so wonderful about the Grip
    > Tite. I explained that it was an antique and only one other had
    > appeared on Ebay in the last year. I'm not sure she will understand
    > the explanation I gave here about how it works.
    >
    > Guess I will have to go out and pick the rest of the muscadines
    > tomorrow (if it doesn't snow) so I will have something to can.
    >

    Congratulations, you are now using equipment that probably older than
    some of the folks on this newsgroup. Practice with jars full of cold
    water and with a lid on them to learn the proper technique for lifting
    with it. I generally have my right thumb between the two ears at the top
    and a couple of fingers under that. The thumb is used to guide and the
    fingers to lift, you push down with your thumb to open it up and then
    lift up with the fingers in order for the Grip Tite to grasp and lift
    the jar below the lid ring. After a bit it becomes second nature.

    Of course I could be singing to the choir as using the thing is pretty
    intuitive. Good luck.

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    The Cook Guest

    Default My Grip Tite Arrivec

    I paid for the thing Friday morning and it was in my mail box this
    noon. It looks fine. I have tried picking up some jars with it and
    it works wonderfully. I think it will save my hands.

    The seller wrote to me to ask what was so wonderful about the Grip
    Tite. I explained that it was an antique and only one other had
    appeared on Ebay in the last year. I'm not sure she will understand
    the explanation I gave here about how it works.

    Guess I will have to go out and pick the rest of the muscadines
    tomorrow (if it doesn't snow) so I will have something to can.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:35:09 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Congratulations, you are now using equipment that probably older than
    >some of the folks on this newsgroup. Practice with jars full of cold
    >water and with a lid on them to learn the proper technique for lifting
    >with it. I


    snippies

    I had to look, I was so curious... looks like a surgical instrument
    from the 1800's!

    It seems very sensible, but wouldn't your hands slip on the metal when
    you were picking the jars out of a BWB and got steam on it?

    snow
    nosy parker

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    George Shirley Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:35:09 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Congratulations, you are now using equipment that probably older than
    >> some of the folks on this newsgroup. Practice with jars full of cold
    >> water and with a lid on them to learn the proper technique for lifting
    >> with it. I

    >
    > snippies
    >
    > I had to look, I was so curious... looks like a surgical instrument
    > from the 1800's!
    >
    > It seems very sensible, but wouldn't your hands slip on the metal when
    > you were picking the jars out of a BWB and got steam on it?
    >
    > snow
    > nosy parker

    Dear Nosy Parker: No, been using ours for more than forty years, bought
    it new in the mid-sixties for 50 cents at the local Farmers Mercantile
    store (still in existence and has been since about 1910). It is designed
    to make gravity and weight work for picking up the jars, doesn't get
    slick at all in my experience. IMHO works a lot better than the newer
    clamp jobbies with the plastic on them. YMMV

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <0VCNk.53186$[email protected]>,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Dear Nosy Parker: No, been using ours for more than forty years, bought
    > it new in the mid-sixties for 50 cents at the local Farmers Mercantile


    Careful o' them banana peels, Jorge. '-)

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.mac.com/barbschaller, Thelma and Louise
    On the Road Again - It is Finished

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    Ted Mittelstaedt Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0VCNk.53186$[email protected] ..

    > Dear Nosy Parker: No, been using ours for more than forty years, bought
    > it new in the mid-sixties for 50 cents at the local Farmers Mercantile
    > store (still in existence and has been since about 1910). It is designed
    > to make gravity and weight work for picking up the jars, doesn't get
    > slick at all in my experience.


    > IMHO works a lot better than the newer
    > clamp jobbies with the plastic on them. YMMV


    The clamp jobbies are fine if you have strong hands. Of course, you
    have to be doing something regularly to keep your hand and arm
    strength up. I find that controlling a 500 pound motorcycle at 70Mhp
    on a daily basis to be adequate for this. YMMV. ;-)

    Ted



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    George Shirley Guest

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    Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:0VCNk.53186$[email protected] ..
    >
    >> Dear Nosy Parker: No, been using ours for more than forty years, bought
    >> it new in the mid-sixties for 50 cents at the local Farmers Mercantile
    >> store (still in existence and has been since about 1910). It is designed
    >> to make gravity and weight work for picking up the jars, doesn't get
    >> slick at all in my experience.

    >
    >> IMHO works a lot better than the newer
    >> clamp jobbies with the plastic on them. YMMV

    >
    > The clamp jobbies are fine if you have strong hands. Of course, you
    > have to be doing something regularly to keep your hand and arm
    > strength up. I find that controlling a 500 pound motorcycle at 70Mhp
    > on a daily basis to be adequate for this. YMMV. ;-)
    >
    > Ted
    >
    >

    If God had meant for mankind to ride on two wheels he would have never
    let Henry Ford invent the automobile. I was involved in a driver study
    some years ago Ted. There was some proof that car and truck drivers
    expect to see cars and trucks on the highway but didn't even notice
    murdercycles. I'm glad you enjoy it but it's not for me.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:16:05 -0800, "Ted Mittelstaedt"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:0VCNk.53186$[email protected] ...
    >
    >> Dear Nosy Parker: No, been using ours for more than forty years, bought
    >> it new in the mid-sixties for 50 cents at the local Farmers Mercantile
    >> store (still in existence and has been since about 1910). It is designed
    >> to make gravity and weight work for picking up the jars, doesn't get
    >> slick at all in my experience.

    >
    >> IMHO works a lot better than the newer
    >> clamp jobbies with the plastic on them. YMMV

    >
    >The clamp jobbies are fine if you have strong hands. Of course, you
    >have to be doing something regularly to keep your hand and arm
    >strength up. I find that controlling a 500 pound motorcycle at 70Mhp
    >on a daily basis to be adequate for this. YMMV. ;-)
    >
    >Ted
    >


    I'd rather have the grip tite

    snow

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    Ted Mittelstaedt Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4yYNk.56946$[email protected] ..
    > Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
    > > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:0VCNk.53186$[email protected] ..
    > >
    > >> Dear Nosy Parker: No, been using ours for more than forty years, bought
    > >> it new in the mid-sixties for 50 cents at the local Farmers Mercantile
    > >> store (still in existence and has been since about 1910). It is

    designed
    > >> to make gravity and weight work for picking up the jars, doesn't get
    > >> slick at all in my experience.

    > >
    > >> IMHO works a lot better than the newer
    > >> clamp jobbies with the plastic on them. YMMV

    > >
    > > The clamp jobbies are fine if you have strong hands. Of course, you
    > > have to be doing something regularly to keep your hand and arm
    > > strength up. I find that controlling a 500 pound motorcycle at 70Mhp
    > > on a daily basis to be adequate for this. YMMV. ;-)
    > >
    > > Ted
    > >
    > >

    > If God had meant for mankind to ride on two wheels he would have never
    > let Henry Ford invent the automobile. I was involved in a driver study
    > some years ago Ted. There was some proof that car and truck drivers
    > expect to see cars and trucks on the highway but didn't even notice
    > murdercycles.


    We know. :-)

    Any skilled biker is well aware that they are invisible. When you start
    riding you either deal with this, or you end up getting hurt or killed. It
    is a matter of focus when your on the bike, you see. There's no such
    thing as autopilot on a bike. I've already
    been there and done that, I've been riding since the late 80's.
    Unfortunately,
    every year there's a few riders killed who didn't learn this.

    Ted



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