Putting the squeeze on broken legs
You can do the job just as well--and much faster—with stainless-steel hose clamps as shown in the drawing right. You'll find a wide variety of sizes at most auto-supply stores. To avoid marring the piece when tightening the clamps, insert a strip of cardboard between each clamp and the surface of the work.
—Hal Doolittle, Kirkwood, Mo.