Sunday, 25 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
Sunday, 19 March 2017
I got this bread bin from Home Bargains and it's not bad, but without a handle the lid was hard to lift off easily. When we got a new fitted kitchen a few months ago I dismantled the IKEA freestanding units we had and of course kept all the fittings, hinges and handles. Fitting one of the handles was an interesting task because I went back to my old O-level geometry and after covering the lid in masking tape I used a pair of compasses and a steel rule to construct a chord, diameter, centre and finally mark out the two mounting holes.
Mathematics is fun!
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
This was another find on Freegle/Freecycle, an interesting desktop arm. I think that it was designed to hold typing copy, but the business end was missing and there was just a plastic stump with 2 screw holes. The arm is clamped to the desk, swivels, pivots up and down at the end and extends by about 150 mm.
Anyway, I dug out a car tablet holder that I bought ages ago and never really used (see link) and a bit of drilling and a couple of countersunk self-tapping screws and we have this piece of science-fiction loveliness. This is a basic Android tablet set up and I now have it running a nice space travel simulation and it feels a little like Carl Sagan's 'Spacecraft of the Imagination' from 'Cosmos'. I think Neil deGrasse Tyson did something similar in the new version, but I haven't seen it yet.
As always, a couple of coats of satin black spray paint seem in order.