Lee Valley Tools    Woodworking Newsletter
   Vol. 5, Issue 3
   January 2011
 
   From the Archive
 

Excerpt from The Boy Mechanic, Volume 2, 1915.

  Removing Tight-fitting Can Covers
Removing Tight-fitting Can Covers

Tight-fitting covers on lard and similar pails can be readily removed by tying a stout cord loosely below the cover, then placing an ordinary nail under the cord and twisting it. This will tighten the cord around the can evenly, which will loosen the cover.

Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published in 1915. It describes what was recommended in accordance with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please consider this fact.
 
     
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