|Project by miles125||posted 01-01-2010 03:35 PM||3107 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
My ingenious idea came about because of my little dog Daisy. While working in my garage shop i found her spending a lot of time scratching at the kitchen/garage door to be with me, her loving owner, in my shop. Problem was, I like the garage door open for the fresh air and that provided a way for little Daisy to run away from home and get into general mischief which shes very good at.
So out of 2×2’s and hardware cloth i built this labor of love gate system i could conveiniently put in place to keep Miss Daisy in my shop where she longed to be anyway….Right? Well…... While having my new gate system employed less than an hour and little Daisy lying comfortably close by in sawdust chips, i happened to turn on my table saw. Which directed Miss Daisy to quickly bolt to that same kitchen/garage door…except this time, to frantically get back in the house.
That was the one and only day my ingenious gate was ever used, which was also the day i happened to snap this photo (look closely you can see the little spoiled rotten Daisy). Now it leans against the side of my house and everyone that comes over says “What da hell is that?”. To save time and embarrassment, i usually tell em its a really big compost bin that i just haven’t finished yet. :)
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"