I am expecting my Junior Rocket Science badge any day now.
This thread is likely to only be of interest to bachelors, the really cheap people, or the broke people. I fall in the 1 and 3 ranges.
I've worn boxers since basic training. Thru the years tried many various brands, including the one that starts out with the letter H. But my final choice, for comfort, long lasting, best buy, etc., is Fruit Of The Loom knit boxers.
So, was a bit worried when the elastic started giving out in what I had. A bit disconcerting, going around the house in boxers and T -shirt, then suddenly the boxers that had been ridding nicely on the hips were suddenly riding the ankles. The boxers themselves where in great condition, only the elastic was shot. So, bought some new boxers. The new ones are even better. But hated to toss my old ones, they were so good, so started thinking about how to revive them.
Take up some slack in the elastic and sew? Yeah, could, except I slow lousy, and it would take a lot of time. Then it struck me. I am a woodworker, I use glue, so glue them.
Glue of choice is Titebond II. So took up an inch or so on each side, put glue in, put more glue on the outside, folded that over, clamped with two clothespins on each side, let set overnght.
Next step was washing machine, dryer, wear. And they fit just great, and the glue is not about to give. The only warning is, when they come out of the washer do not mess with the glued sections, because the glue gets soft in the washer, and you could destroy your work. Just toss them in the dryer, and when dry the glue is as strong as ever.
I do love woodworking.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.