As soon as I buy a digital camera or get to Kinko’s to scan a drawing, I’ll post it.
A turnbuckle: picture 2 long screws pointing toward each other ( like make your index fingers point to each other ). Now picture a cylinder between the 2 screws with each screw tip actually inside the cylinder. When you turn the cylinder on its long axis, the screws either come closer together or farther apart depending on the direction of the turn.
Another visual is pointing your index fingers toward each other so the tips are only an inch apart. Now have someone grab both index fingers with one hand. They now have a fist holding your index fingers. If they were to rotate that fist around, your fingers would come closer together or farther apart - that is if your fingers were threaded like screws.
Go to Home Depot to the screw section and grab one of the people wearing an orange apron and say with your eyes wide open and your mouth drooling,”HEY, I’M MAKING A CHICKENCHOKER SPECIAL! WHAT IS A TURNBUCKLE?” 7:^)
I love using the self-checkout line at Home Depot. Makes me think I’m so much more brilliant than those others waiting in line for a cashier. :D
Starting: 5 BPEL x 4.5 EG on 4/19/03
Latest: 6 BPEL x 5 EG on 2/17/04
Goal: 7 BPEL x 6 EG