|Project by idahosawdust||posted 05-15-2010 07:15 AM||1316 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Well here it goes. First “project” to be posted on LJ. On mother’s day my wife was washing the baby in the tub and said “you know, a stool would be nice.” lol and my reply was, “I bet it would.” It is better to be a smart a$$ than a dumb a$$ right?!
I told my boss (the guy that pays me, not my wife) that once …. hmmm, lead balloon comes to mind. Of course i couldn’t stop there once my foot was in my mouth i might as well chew some more. I then said, “besides who is the biggest dumb a$$, me or the guy that hired me”? He just walked away.
So back to the stool. I had some scrap wood that came from a shelving unit that we were just going to haul to the thrift shop. I was going make this with a hinged lid so that we could put my little girl’s bath toys in it. I was then going to drill holes in the bottom so that things dried out. In the middle of putting things together it dawned on me that if I hinge this little “box stool” someone is going to smash some fingers trying to dig her toys out. So i just nailed it up tight!
I walked into the house an hour and a half later with this in hand. Anyway, she was impressed and kind of mumbled “happy mother’s day.”
-- Making piles of sawdust...one incorrect measurement at a time!