|Project by TomFran||posted 11-05-2010 08:41 PM||3580 views||0 times favorited||47 comments|
In an effort to live within my means, I try to keep things working instead of throwing things out and buying new items.
The handles on our Crock Pot were made of plastic, and with use, they had cracked and could no longer be used. The appliance itself worked fine, but the handles were shot. My wife asked me if I could fix the handles, and so my woodworking skills were called into play. In the first picture, you can see some simple handles that I crafted out of some scrap mahogany.
The next group of pictures are of a nice piece of Samsonite luggage that was wrecked going through the airport system. They broke one of the wheels off, and said they had no responsibility to replace it or even repair it.
So, again, the woodworking skills were called into action. In the pictures, you can see the solid maple legs I made to replace the wheels that were on it. I tried to purchase a replacement wheel from Samsonite, but they did not stock any for my piece of luggage. Hopefully, these can make it through the luggage handling system a few more times.
These are just a couple of ways that having a little skill in woodworking can save you a few bucks and challenge your ingenuity.
Thanks for looking!
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28