I really do love the little clamp on magnifying lamp with the neck that is too short to reach across whatever I’m working on.
The metal piece is the light bar that attached to the stitching frame. Even when I clamp the lamp to the far left edge of the bar (which is maybe 10″ long), it doesn’t extend far enough to reach to the far left edge of the 18″ frame I’m using.
I keep coming up with ideas and yesterday I said to Vince “Could you pull the little plastic piece off the end of this metal piece and then stick a piece of wood in there to extend out where I could clamp this lamp?” Vince gets so tired of my ideas that always cause work for him and we’ve had several “discussions” about that lately. He knew right where a piece of wood was that might work so he went and got it and yes, it worked. There are holes in the light bar so he was able to slide that piece of wood in that square “tube”, turn a screw thing and it stays nice and tight in there.
Eventually he’ll find some sandpaper and he’ll sand this piece of wood smooth for me and . . a piece of wood he found in the burn pile solved my light problem . . for now.