Starting another one
I started working on another prototype sketch box. This will be number 4. When I go to get my legs checked every 2 weeks, I am left alone after my legs are unwrapped, about half an hour or so, waiting for the doctor to get to me. One very busy day it was around 2 hours. While I am waiting there is nothing to do except feel my butt going numb. So, I came up with the idea for a sketch box, to hold a spiral pad, pens, pencils, ruler, tape measure, drink, and whatever else I think of. This lets me work on designs while waiting. I make them out of cardboard, because I don't know just exactly the right size is for this, which save me from wasting wood, and uses cardboard, which I would just toss otherwise.
The first 1 was way too large, so my grand-daughter took it. I glue in pieces of cardboard to hold the notebook, pencils, ruler, etc., so I can just reach in and grab whatever, and not have to dig around to find it. The next was too small to hold everything. The third was good, but a tad smaller than I cared for, as I also made a folding "card table", to play solitaire on if I bored of sketching. So, started on # 4 earlier. Found a box that should be just right. Then if it is I will make a permanent version out of 1/4" plywood, along with a plywood card table.
Right now I have glued the two flaps on the inside floor, and when they dry will glue a couple of pieces between them, to make a level surface, then glue a large piece down over them. Haven't decided yet, but may glue pieces on the inside walls also to strengthen them a bit. In the others used to just bend each end of a piece of cardboard to make the holders, this time am going to glue 2 narrow strips together, then glue those to a wall, and glue the large piece of cardboard to them. This will make much neater holders, and more accurate. Plus get rid of a bit more cardboard. It will also give me more accurate measurements if I go ahead and make a permanent 1 out of plywood.
These have worked out so well for me I am going to try to make all of my prototypes out of cardboard from now on. Besides using cardboard I otherwise would have just tossed, I can work in the house, and no sawdust.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.