Saturday, March 27, 2021

The importance of proper measurements

That rifle rack that I'd built was finally completed with a few coats of oil and a hand rubbed wax top coat. 

After applying some felt to the slots, so the rifle barrels would be protected, I shot a few photos.

 I can't tell you how many pieces get picked up before shooting pictures... and then I've lost all track of putting photos in my portfolio.

 So at least I got a few shots of this one heading out the door. 

That rack finally made its way to the owner's home, but mounting it on the wall proved to be a bit of a challenge for him.  

Usually, it's a just a matter of locating the studs, but in this case, the rack had two french cleats on it, so it was double the drilling. 

And double the chance for error.... OOPS! 

Luckily, when he mis-located a few holes, he had some walnut plugs to cover up the mistakes.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Innovation at its best.... ChopValue

If you're like me, you were cooking all of your meals at the beginning of the pandemic. But gradually, I started picking up carry-out - Chinese, sushi, Mexican, hell, even a fat, juicy burger every now and then. After a while, I'd notice my kitchen junk drawer was filled with plastic utensils and cheap wooden chopsticks. We always keep them for an "emergency" but that time never seems to present itself.

ChopValue, a Canadian company, wants to give those wooden utensils a second life as shelves, furniture, and countertops.

Check out this brilliant company!