I started this blog http://lumberjocks.com/Betsy/blog/5302 quite a long time ago to learn Sketch up and to take everyone else along for the ride while I was recovering from a health issue. Quite a ride it was. I actually kind of got the hang of it. But, alas, you know the saying, “you don’t use it you lose it” well that’s where I’m at right now. I’m going back reading through my own blog to teach myself SU again, I’ve also been going through videos tutorials, etc. to learn my way around the program.
Right now I’m trying to relearn the thing so I can make a “hose box” for my sister. I’ve just put a new sun room on the back of my house and I’ve told her that the hose needs gathered up every night and not laying around making the new digs look sloppy. So she shot back that I need to make a box! Well that’s all well and good, but I need a plan. I can build pretty much anything with a good plan. But designing my own plan – not so good.
I asked her why not just buy one of the fancy hose reels you can get, there are some really nice ones out there, but she’s against the idea. She thinks I can make a better box. We’ll see.
So I’m challenging myself by putting out this post that I’m going to design, draw and build my sister her hose box. This should keep my feet to the fire.
The basic look of the box is this: it’s going to have 4 legs (how about that——a three legged box would just not do), I want the box to be up off the ground about 2” maybe 3”, have a bottom drawer that’s about 5” high to store nozzles, gloves, etc., then the main box will be about 15 inches high. The box as a whole will be about 18 wide x. 20 high x 20 deep and it will have a lift off lid of 3/4 material that’s rabbited 3/8” so that it lays on top of the box with a 3/8” lip. The back of the box will have a 1” hole to feed the hose to the tap.
So that’s my challenge. Whether I can manage it without pulling out all my hair or turning gray will be another story.
Hang on, it might be a bumpy ride!
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine