In the world of kitchen gadgets, it’s rare you get to use power tools or other wood shop equipment. Sometimes, though, you get the chance to be creative. That’s what going on with this DIY Banana stand, which uses an Irwin Quick Grip and a wooden fruit bowl with sides that don’t reach vertical.
The way these clamps work, you just squeeze the handle and the non-marking rubber pads close to grip the sides of the bowl. When it’s time to use the clamp in the garage, you can eat the bananas or set them down on the table temporarily. =) Then the Quick Grip releases in an instant with the release latch.
It’s worth mentioning that if you’re really going to use your Quick Grip in both DIY projects and a DIY banana stand, you should take care to clean it very thoroughly. Either that or you’ll want to wash your fruit very well before eating. You don’t want any harmful construction dust, especially if it could be lead paint dust, settling onto your food!
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