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Uses For a Shelf-Bender

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That said, I haven't just read shelf-benders, I've used them in times of trouble.


for example:


1. emergency doorstop.


2. spider killer.


3. booster seat for my daughter.


Have any of you used shelf-benders in strange ways?!?   :smileyhappy:



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Re: Uses For a Shelf-Bender

Ok never got your paperback a bit wet? Wrap into a thin towel and put a shelf-bender on top. 2 days later unless it was koollade. your paperback will look almost normal.

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Re: Uses For a Shelf-Bender



Makes great attention getter's when drop on the floor by someones feet.  Breaking up fights without having to get close especially when it is your husbund, son and father-in-law who are fighting. Killing rat when you have nothing else at hand.  Those are some unusual uses that I have put shelfbenders too.



Toni L. Chapman
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Re: Uses For a Shelf-Bender

um... booster seat at dinner (guilty).:smileytongue:


I also use them to press roses, oh and I used to put one in my little brother's back pack so he had to walk around school all day with it. hehehe

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