|Forum topic by Robsshop||posted 01-17-2011 01:00 PM||2688 views||3 times favorited||40 replies|
01-17-2011 01:00 PM
I have come to the realization that I am a woodworker at heart ! I only say this because like so many of us who have the bug we can’t stop our selves from thinking about anything and everything to do with wood.When I wander outside of the workshop I find My self always thinking of my surroundings and how they could be relative to an ongoing project or future build on my endless TO DO LIST, and even possible upgrades for the work shop its self ! I constantly look at everyday items that go unnoticed by most,but from a woodworkers frame of mind, something as simple as a discarded container has my utmost attention. I will openly admit , I have a weakness for containers. Small , big ,square or round , anything I can hold nuts and bolts,nails and screws in ! I have a 6’x3’ file cabinet full of empty containers just waiting to be re-purposed !
So here is my question to woodworkers alike, What have You come across in Your everyday routine, outside of the woodshop, that You have re-purposed for the sake of woodworking ?
Here is my contribution to woodworking’s “TIP OF THE DAY”!!!
Next time You are out with the Family at Your local Japanese/Chinese Chop house and They offer up those packaged disposible CHOP STICKS, Politely ask Your loved ones to hand them over and opt for the more user friendly fork ! I Have found several uses for these freebies down in the shop, They make great paint/stain stir’s and I will use them to fill in mis- drilled holes and the round ones are cheap dowels in a pinch !
OK, I probably wouldn’t win any great tool give away with this TIP, but it’s a start.
SO, WHAT IS YOUR TIP OF THE DAY ? Looking forward to any helpful gems ! ROB
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)