The humble Wire Twister Tool is a
superb gadget for
tightening the wire stitches holding your stitch and glue
tool can be found on
almost every farm.
Normally it is used to tie the necks of sacks, such as full potato
There are several variations on the basic principle but the standard
simply a hook, on a bent shaft which, turns within a wooden handle.
They can be bought at any agricultural suppliers complete with ready
You could even make one yourself.
Using it is simplicity itself.
All you need is an eye bent on each end of the wire.
Slip the hook though both the eyes,
Pull on the wire,
Then give it a twirl,
The wire will instantly twist and draw tight,
How tight is controlled by how hard you pull.
This handy device can be used in any number of situations where a
temporary hold is needed.
Anyone steam bending frames can quickly run out of clamps to
hold the frames
to the ribbands.
With a pocket full of ready bent wire ties and a twister the
frames can be
quickly and firmly ties in place.
Though it must be said, most builders are now using plastic
instead of wire.
"The world looks
with some awe upon a man who
appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or
The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here
someone outside its jurisdiction; someone before whom its allurements
spread in vain; someone strangely enfranchised, untamed, untrammelled
convention, moving independent of the ordinary currents of human
(Winston Churchill, 1874-1965)