...Ah, ha, ah ha! <--looks nothing like how I said it!
Okay, shoppers, I've been away from frugal, cyber space for a while so thought I would get back into the swing of things by sharing some of those useless tips that change your outlook on life forever!
I use tubes of those 'liquid nails'(TM)-type stuff.
You find them at your local hardware shop in convenient sizes like more than enough to stick a 20 tonne truck back together or nearly enough to reattach false eyelashes.
Invariably, this means you buy the size to do the job and hope you don't have too much left over.
Well, for those of us who do have too much left over, here are a couple of things you may want to try using the glue for.
For those who have never used liquid nail/no more nails or whatever TM names it goes under, it is a special glue in a cartridge and it dries as hard as, erm, nails!
So. When you have finished glue nailing your plasterboard to the bathroom ceiling or whatever, what sort of things can you do with the leftovers?
How about making Doc's knobs of all sizes to suit your knob requirement (sounds rude)?
Big tube/cartridge of leftover Liquid Nails (TM)
Clicky thing to squish said leftover glue -you know what I mean - you have to buy a new one each time because you never remember where you put the old one. I have six at the moment!
Bottle lids of many sizes
Bolts of many sizes to suit your needs
Wooden clothes pegs
Get all the stuff together so you can take a neat photo and give people a better idea of what the hell you are on about.
Note the blue clicky thing with the glue cartridge in it.
Grab a lid and fill it with the liquid nails glue stuff from your clicky thingy and whack in a bolt.
Repeat step 2 as required and whack in another bolt, held securely(ish) with a wooden peg if it won't stand up by itself.
When completed, allow to dry (a few days to get hard - fwaar!) then stand back and reflect the important question of life...Why did I do this?
I have arthritic hands (seriously!) and have used these knobs as an aid to help me unscrew bolts from some of my woodwork machines - lathe, drill press, scroll saw and the like.
They dry hard (the glue not my hands) and I find they are easier to grip.
You may think of a multiple of uses for these knobs eg drawers knobs.
If you can think of more than five uses, you probable need to get out more!
We still have not used up all our glue (who'd have thunk it). So what else can we do?
How about a great, easy-to-make, Doc's storage container for all those nice, easy-to-handle knobs you made.
A DVD/CD pack thingy
Hacksaw/sharp knife/good teeth
Some more of that hard as nails glue stuff
The clicky thing that squirts the glue out
Room under a shelf
Grab your CD/DVD pack and take apart thusly:
Cut the sticking out bit off with the implement of your choice.
Under the shelf where you are going to attach the container, apply a couple of dobs of the glue from the clicky thing and stick the base to the underneath of the shelf.
Allow to dry - the glue not you -(it wasn't that much hard work) and when dry attach the other part of the CD/DVD pack and fill with useful items such as the knobs we made previously.
Note how the dust already in situ under the shelf remains in place.
Obviously the cleaner had not been into my workshop immediately prior to me taking the photo.
Ponder the logic of now having a single container permanently stuck to an area under a shelf that you can not actually get to with ease!
Oh well, somebody might find it a useful tip.
Anyhoo, got to get back to making more toys before I run out of the hard-as-nails stuff.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
...Ah, ha, ah ha! <--looks nothing like how I said it!
Monday, 18 July 2011
Due to popular demand (ie my kids and Scarecrow asked for it!) I have set up a separate blog for the sale of my wooden toys over here.
I thought it would make it a bit easier for people who want to purchase them rather than the current to and fro emailing that is happening here at the moment - although I do like getting mail.
So if you are interested and want to purchase some toys go check the site out.
Be warned, though, I hope to be adding more as often as Scarecrow leaves me alone - currently about every second Friday, but I'm working on that!
Of course, if you are not interested, stay here because I will still be baffling and bedazzling people with my frugal, politically incorrect, who-cares-anyway-don't-fret-life's-too-short blogging style.
In fact, I have a couple of projects coming up soon that involve me getting my hands dirty and, no, having just unblocked the bloody (ooh! can I say that on a blog?) septic (fair dinkum!) that's not what I meant.
So, as my music teacher used to say, stay tuned.
Thank you all for your support.
Be nice to each other
Posted by Doc at 7:58 pm
Friday, 3 June 2011
I would just like to thank Blogger and all those associated with it for somehow losing all the comments on my posts.
You people don't happen to work for the Australian government do you. They seem to be about as competent with the interwebs as you guys!
How am I supposed to remember which jokes I used
Now I have to go back to the real world and play.
Thanks to all my followers for following. I will post something less melodramatic when I can.
Apparently light travels faster than sound - this explains why some people appear bright until they open their mouth.
Monday, 17 January 2011
How do you like it?
Have been unwell so thought that whilst I'm still alive instead of blah-ing on <---new word there, I reckon, I would post some more piccies of some toys I made for sale and/or the grand-twins.
All made from scraps. Enjoy.
First a legal warning:
Please be careful looking at these toys.
Some of the pictures have sharp corners.
Some of them contain parts that could be swallowed by a child. Especially if that child has a mouth capable of pigging out on something the size of its own head.
Bear this in mind if you copy any of the designs.
They also are finished in a child safe oil which can cause injury when the 5 litre can containing the oil is bumped with a bare foot.
Do not ask me how I know this.
No electrons were harmed in the posting of these pictures and only stunt cats were used and no harm was done to them. Much. Well, maybe a little bit but accidents happen.
A special family by request.
Another special family living in a 300mm tall house with no stairs!
It's a pair of rattles I made for the you-know-whos. Ninja the nosey cat doing what she does best - bugger all but get in the way (anybody want a cat).
Another wheeled vehicle about 200mm long. No. Wheely, it is.
The goddess calls this the roadster, I think. Or maybe it was rooster. Also about 200mm long. The roadster/rooster not the goddess.
My first noisy pair of toys for the grand-twins. The balls make an irritating ping-ponging noise bouncing around inside their 'cage'.
Grandparenting is all about revenge.
Drumming up some business for when the twins get older.
Lots of wheels on this dude and is almost half a metre long. Maybe I should just say it is wheely long. Sure get tyred making wheels.
Should keep the punsters happy for a while.
Happy New Year