Sunday, December 30, 2012

How to Use Wood Jean Stretcher Jig

Fig.1 Jeans Jig
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Jeans Jig

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the wooden object on the garage wall. I was doing a job for Janis Beethoven in Chino California. She is not a music teacher, but she needed my help to do a water heater maintenance.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows this wood jig was created by her husband who was an iron worker, now long dead of cancer. He used this jig to keep his jeans from shrinking while washing in the washing machine. On one side the end piece has a removable end and the end and the middle piece is one solid piece of wood. Janis purchased unwashed jeans that needed to be shrunk before her husband could wear them to work. He needed the jeans to be as stiff as possible because in the iron trade, light jeans do not protect your legs at all.

Fig.2 Adjustable end
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the end pieces are removable so the jeans can be adapted during the wash.
Fig.3 End can be removed

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