13 February 2011

This is Bucky

We finished assembling our greenhouse this week.

Sometimes Steve needed this tool.  He called it pump pliers.  I called it the puller.   Then Steve gave in and called it the puller too.  And then Buckminster Puller.  

I like Buckminster Puller's giant mouth.   He reminds me of my old stapler and good pal, Petey.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think those are slip joint pliers, technically. It would be easy to confuse them with tongue and groove pliers, or even to mistakenly call them Channel Lock pliers, which is really just a brand name. Whatever they're called, never pucker your lips at them. (MarmDad)

Anonymous said...

Contrary to MarmDad thoughts slip joint pliers are any type pliers that change the size of the grip by the use of multiple fulcrum points. Pump pliers are a type of slip joint pliers designed for use by plumbers for piping to and from pumps. The design allowed the pliers to be used in tight places where a conventional pipe wrench would not fit. Or by clever lasses to remove nails and staples from wooden frames.

KWB

Emily said...

You are a delightful person.

SCS said...

"Buckminster Puller" is Smithish, not Broganish. Never say it again. It pains me. (But on an unrelated note, it is ironic that I learned of Bucky F. through a Japanese novel.)

Anonymous said...

Obviously, you should go with KWB on the technical terminology. And obviously, you should follow my sound aesthetic advice about not puckering back at pliers, no matter what the model. Love, MarmDad

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