Tuesday, October 27, 2009

End of an era

Treasure Island Books is closing after 9 and a half years. All of the books are in boxes, the shelves are gone and the walls are bare. What an adventure it has been. We'll have the same number as always. We still do our own stunts. Call us sometime.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Black Diamond on Wheels

She said, "Honey, I need somewhere to put all my supplies when we do a craft show."

Using leftovers from previous projects taking up space in the garage, I had a sheet of quarter inch luan , extra paint, a two by six and scrap formica. All I needed was four casters and two sets of drawer guides. This is basically a box made as light as I could to load up for a show. The wheels make it easy to maneuver in and out of buildings for indoor shows.

"I like the shape and look of a ships' helm", she said. "I need signage and a design that is really noticable painted on it like black diamonds." These diamonds gave it a magical element. She laid out the lettering and I painted the ship.

"Can you make a money tray to fit inside a drawer," she said? "Can I make a tray, of course," said I. She is very happy with this cash wrap and my ideas.