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lew

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08-26-2010 09:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Well, did anyone else notice the cover of the new Rockler catalog?

Bench cookies providing an cooling space under a lap top computer. That seems familiar- let’s see where did I see that before? Oh, wait, I remember, it was in the video I made for the “What else can you do with a Bench Cookie” contest http://lumberjocks.com/lew/blog/14002.

Anyway, glad to see someone else thought it was worthwhile. Maybe I should start patenting these ideas

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.


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#1 posted 08-26-2010 09:14 PM

i would have never thought of that. I ordered some a little while back and use them all the time. I have considered trying to make my own out of my empty chewing tobacco tins. The snuff tins are almost the exact same size, I would just have to add some weight inside the tin and then attach the grip pad to both sides.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 09:19 PM

Glad to see that they thought your idea a good enough one to include on the cover…
DCase… I made some out of ply wood and drawer grip… not as pretty but they work ok…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 08-26-2010 10:13 PM

I haven’t receive my catalog yet. :)

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#4 posted 08-26-2010 10:16 PM

I’m sure by entering the contest your rights were forfeit to any ideas you may have presented. They did a fantastic job putting a PR front onto crowdsourcing for marketing ideas.

It really was a good idea Lew.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#5 posted 08-26-2010 11:02 PM

Degoose- I am a borderline hoarder so I tend to keep a lot of junk thinking I may have use for it. I saved all the empty tobacco lids thinking they would be good to maybe hold small parts and such. When I got the bench cookies I thought I would try and make some with the empty lids. I may try soon. I was going to fill them with concrete patch or something like that to give them weight and then find a good grip pad for both sides. I could use a few dozen of the bench cookies but I cant spend the money to buy that many.

I love finding useful ways to use junk.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#6 posted 08-26-2010 11:34 PM

I do like the idea of using Bench Cookies with bench dogs to provide an elevated work area.

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#7 posted 08-26-2010 11:34 PM

Whoops

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#8 posted 08-27-2010 05:11 AM

maybe they could send you a couple bench cookies…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 03:05 PM

I guess I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Matt- so far I haven’t been able to use more than 8 at a time, so I’m good.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 08-28-2010 02:39 AM

Lew, Rules said “Rockler reserves the right to use your video in their advertising” in this case they only used part of your video.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#11 posted 08-29-2010 07:58 AM

I’m always the last to get subscriptions up here. I just got the current issue of FWW yesterday….

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com

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