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Well, I now have one I hadn't figured on. A few months back made a 3 drink carrier, so wouldn't have to get drinks on those floppy drink trays when I went thru a drive thru. Am quite famous at a few fast food joints now. LOL It worked great, cardboard, cloth, Titebond II, just a bit drab. So made another, bright yellow sides, blue ends, an ace glued on each end, and each side has a royal flush glued on. Small leather handles on each end, taken from a pair of old suspenders. And a long handle on each side. Well, my older son does not like it. And all because I cut the waist bands off a couple of Haynes boxers for the long handles, and have the Haynes right in the center of the handles. Kid has no sens of humor.

So, I told him I would fix the handles. I've got some nice patterned cloth that I will cut and wrap around the handles, hiding the Haynes. What I won't tell him is the fact that the cloth came from a new pair of Fruit of The Loom boxers, that were too small.

When I order at Arby's, there is one lady, that when I pull up to the window says, "Thought that was you, where's your drink carrier". She even called a guy over to the window to take a picture of it once. LOL

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Hey Theo you could make a pocket opening with the fly part of those cut-up Haynes to put those little condiment packages in when getting your chow. Glue it to the side under the long handles. If anyone says anything about the yellow staining just tell them a mustard packet had a hole in it.
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Hey Theo you could make a pocket opening with the fly part of those cut-up Haynes to put those little condiment packages in when getting your chow. Glue it to the side under the long handles. If anyone says anything about the yellow staining just tell them a mustard packet had a hole in it.
I'll pass, but look forward to seeing pictures of your version of it.

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Well, the kitchen island build is on the back burner, again.

I've started renovating my #2 son's former bedroom (he is now married and living across town) for it to become a guest bedroom. It's a large room at 17 X 24' on the second floor. The bathroom next to it is also a good size and has a double wide vanity, so the bedroom could be considered as a 2nd master bedroom. But since my wife and I both have heart and knee problems, I doubt that we will be moving up there. Not a whole lot of woodworking in my near future, but the bathroom needs new cabinets and vanity, so maybe when the bedroom is cleaned up I can continue up there and redo the bathroom too.

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Well I got an unintended project given to me to build a cat play tower, using wood from our old coffee table for part of it.

Then I get to build the new design coffee table

Here's my "artists impression" of what it will look like (or close to it) based on plans my wife and I discussed. Ok, she planned it , but I talked about dimensions and understood the client brief, okay?

I did it up in Sketchup (my first planning work in it), the files are available if anyone wants them. They are in metric.
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Single major project in my life the last 8 years has been the Mustang modding / resurrection. The new router table is central to the upcoming high end car stereo installation.

Started by making some simple template door speaker panels and now the dash plate for the head unit (indash radio/cd player), equalizer and Audio Control Epicenter control (this device looks at the signal, calculates and re-introduces the lost low bass notes that disappear between the original performance and what has been filtered out during the recording and production processes. You better have big power and some serious low frequency drivers for this to function properly.)

The panel is made out of 1/8" hardboard and will be laminated to a sheet of carbon fiber for a trick look. Hoping the router flush trim bit will be happy cutting the 0.040" CF without tearing or wooling the edge. Might know this afternoon.

Respirator time...... between the MDF and CF there's lots of fine particles floating around that aren't likely to increase life expectancy.
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Steve; a cat needs a much thicker, preferably round, vertical 'pole'. In order to climb they need to be able to wrap their legs partially around the material. That's why so many commercial cat towers are based on sections of tree branches often wrapped with carpet or rope for traction. Tree sourced wood is usually free....big doweling not so much!
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For the cat tower, you could use some concrete casting tubes, covered with carpet scraps so they can climb and sharpen their claws on it. If you want to watch them climb the tower, add a hole to the midde box so the can can climb up to the higher two levels, otherwise, it'll just jump up, and what's the fun in that.

You can probably find carpet scraps cheap, but you can also buy small carpets at HD. Not sure what glue would work best. I'd probably line the boxes with carpet, at least on the bottom, to tempt the cats to nap in there. Been a long time since I last had a cat, but I remember how they like to get up high and find safe, concealed spots to sleep.
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For the cat tower, you could use some concrete casting tubes, covered with carpet scraps so they can climb and sharpen their claws on it.

You can probably find carpet scraps cheap, but you can also buy small carpets at HD. Not sure what glue would work best.
I've seen them made with carpet roll tubes, covered with carpet. Probably PVC tubing would work, but why pay good money? I'd just use my usual, Titebond II. I'd check the craigslist free section before I'd buy anything. Just remember, cats are not choosy.

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Carpet roll tubing?! Brilliant!! Great idea, Theo. And free. The carpet guys have scrap carpet coming out of their ears; usually into the dumpster.
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