|Project by Tinnocker||posted 02-14-2011 01:56 PM||1625 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I finally got around to fixing my old computer. It is cobbled together from parts of other old computers that have been floating around the house, shed and attic. I also modifid the counter top so that I can use it as a desk. It slidesa away when not in use. I wanted to be able to slide the keyboard and mouse away too but with the drawers and doors it would have taken much more brain power and thought than I had available to me at the time. So this was my compromise. It still works well and allows me to keep my legs in front of me instead of splayed out side to side like a Wye branch (Warning! Tinnocker term!)
I loaded Google Sketchup and hooked it up to our home WIFI network and now I’m ready to go! What I have been doing in the past is making a plan on the PC in my office and if I didn’t want to print it out I would have to run back and forth (about 30 feet and up and down some stairs!) between the shop and my office to double check dimensions or whatever (several times a project due to my tired old brain, or senior moments! Although I shouldn’t complain, it’s the only exercise I get). Now if I draw something in the office I can save it on both computers at the same time! Yee-Hawww! Now for my first project! A man cave sign I made to use as a demo at craft shows. I am trying to create an inventory of items to sell at the local shows to hopefully supplement my woefully low SSD and tiny, minuscule, almost nonexistent pension (You would think that after 28 years as a Union Sheet Metal Worker that it would be more!) (That’s another story entirely!)
Sorry, I tend to be verbastic. I use too many words to describe a small subject!
Thanks for looking,
PS: The guy on the screen of my PC is Steve Good, The Scroll Saw Workshop,(http://tinyurl.com/4fbjek5) the creator of the Man Cave pattern and many other patterns I use. I love this guy! (Not in a romantic way, Heh heh)
-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!