|Project by WhiskeyWaters||posted 06-17-2008 12:26 AM||1267 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This one comes with more of a story than woodworking. My younger brother and I were pulling out of his place of work than what do I happen to find but an empty beat up wire spool from the construction project across the street. So what’s a kid to do?
First, look for cops. None. Then toss the thing in the back of the truck and worry about the consequences later. My brother did not take this in stride – he became my moral compass for all of two moments. I jumped in the truck, he gave me a look like Goose shot Maverick at the bar (no she didn’t Mav. Yes, yes Goose, she did) and he slammed the tailgate up and jumped in after me.
Two months later, my wife saw this in the workshop and decided to make an endtable out of it. We fitted a ten-buck Walmart halogen lamp onto the base, and viola! instant furniture, and a bit better than the cinderblocks and pine of my college years.
The lamp, unfortunately did not make the trip into TX, where we now live.
Moral of the story: one man’s treasure is another’s junk.
-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.