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Forum topic by jerkylips posted 05-25-2011 09:26 PM 1444 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2011 09:26 PM

Just for fun.. Anyone willing to share embarrassing projects? Not embarrassing in that something didn’t turn out, but more of a “I can’t believe I’m really making this” kind of project..

I work in an office setting. Our men’s bathroom has accumulated a bunch of magazines. Sporting News, mostly, but someone decided to start bringing in “The New Yorker”. Trying to class up the joint, I guess…

So the magazines always get wedged into the “assist” bar on the side, & end up falling on the floor. Once that happens, I won’t touch them, so I’m thinking about making a hanging magazine rack for the stall. I was thinking I could even make a double-sided one so each stall has a rack.. ;)

It didn’t seem like a bad idea until I started thinking about carrying this thing into work & explaining what it is to my female coworkers..

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 05:22 AM

I once made a paper towel holder,mounted it by the microwave at work , it listed 3 months and was stolen
It was simple,and made of pine, but never again
I’m sure, at some work places this would not happen

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 06:51 AM

I suppose they wanted it for their area, in the factory, with 2000, employees, Yes It is sad

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 03:04 PM

I built a small table to hold magazines in our bathroom at work. I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea at first but our bathroom stays much neater because they are no longer on the floor. jerkylips don’t worry about explaining to the women, they read in the bathroom also. They might even want one of their own.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 04:10 PM

garyp – at first I wouldn’t touch the magazines that were on the floor, but then I realized people were probably dropping them & putting them back – not to mention what ELSE they may be touching in that “reading session”. I don’t go near the things now..

Pdub – we got into a discussion about women reading in there a while ago. At our old office, the women’s bathroom was out of order so they had to use ours. We got a lot of grief for the “library” and heard, “no wonder you spend so much time in there…..”

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 04:33 PM

Made these little stools for a women’s health clinic they had 6” holes drilled in the top (didn’t want a picture of my hand made stools with a hole in top). They put a pot of steaming water underneath and the women sit on the stool you get the idea.

-- Unique Carpentry,

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