Hand Tools Archive
Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
If someone in your family uses ponytail bands to tie back her/his hair, ask for the used ones. These are little bungee cords in a loop, and they stretch after a few weeks, tending to slip and make for a fashion failure, but are still perfectly usable. I've got two retaining the blade protector on a small backsaw, and just put a third one in the "small junk" drawer in the shop, for future use.