|Project by Wood_smith||posted 02-14-2010 01:58 AM||2893 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
a1Jim was asking about my pouches, so I thought I’d put a couple of pictures here. The whole idea started when I needed to pick up a sheet of oak plywood for a cabinet I was making for a customer. I had my trusty F-150, but alas, it was an extended cab with a 6 1/2 foot box and it was snowing. My tonneau cover was a foot and a half short. So, I asked around the local building supply stores, and searched the Internet, but couldn’t find anything other than a tarp. But they’re a pain to tie around the plywood, plus if you’ve ever had one blow out of the back of your truck at 50 miles an hour…
So, I thought, why not create one? I found a plastic supply company that would sell me a piece of woven polyethylene and a local upholstery shop to sew it (“you want to carry what in it?”). The next time I went out in the snow, I backed up to the loading dock and the guys bringing out the plywood said ‘uh, you know it’s snowing?’. I pulled the folded up pouch from behind the seat and they said ‘holy sh**! Where’d you get that?’ That’s when they asked if I could make on for baseboard trim… saves them rolls of single-use plastic every year. They also ordered one for an 8’ lift of sheetrock and a 12’ lift.
I’ve even sold a few to a company that delivers mattresses.
They’re a lot heavier than regular tarps and have an ultraviolet inhibitor to reduce sun damage (although they’re used mostly in bad weather) and the open end seals with a strip of full-width Velcro. All styles have ‘belt-loop’ tabs to secure in or on a truck.
I hope you like them.
-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch, http://www.kerrywoodworking.com