|Project by Jim Bertelson||posted 05-31-2011 11:55 PM||2390 views||0 times favorited||38 comments|
OK, I know, this is my first project post. So I thought I would keep it very simple.
Yes Timbo, this is my first project.
.......and I posted my first review today as well….......about pencils…....hmmmmm…..
Now, understand that I have been refusing to label all the stuff I do as projects. Just blogged about them. I wanted my projects to be something my wife would beg to have in the living room. But at my age…....read elderly…...still working nearly full time….it may be forever before that happens. I run out of steam pretty fast. So I thought, both so I wouldn’t look…..hmmmmm…..indolent…or somnolent….....I would post some stuff as projects. Also, they will be more accessible in searches.
This is a baby step. This project was created many months ago, and has worked extremely well.
One of two handles on my leather case for my three year old, but still excellent, portable computer broke. You know, some nondescript vinyl or hard rubber. An excellent case, but I wouldn’t replace the original handles…...which I never liked, they would break again.
So I says, I can fix this, and built a replacement from hardwood dowel stock, and red oak frames.
The only thing tricky was, I had to glue this after it was installed on the case. So I finished most of the handles, stuck them on the case, and then glued them, and did some touch up finishing….....with my old friend WATCO.
Well, not only do the handles look pretty good, and work well to carry this heavy, desktop replacement portable, but they work better as I put them in the luggage train that I pull along…..meaning suitcase, carry-on with wheels, with the computer on top.
The case has received some abuse…....has been to London, Scotland, Salt Lake City, Singapore, Cairo, Hawaii, Las Vegas, La Connor, Chicago…..yup, it is well traveled. Only the handles gave way.
But these handles will outlast the rest of the case….....guaranteed…....
..........LJ Rugged….Guaranteed to Last….or my Money Back….......(-:
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska