Thursday, August 14, 2014

chuck keys in love, well at least is attached...

in which our plucky heroine offers a helpful hint on how not to lose your chuck key:

Take a few hair ties and loop them together, then loop one end in a larks head knot around the key and the other around the cord. It can stretch to reach the chuck, and be out of the way otherwise. Am not sure where I first ran across this idea, but have been doing it for years...

this particular drill actually has an attachment point to hold the chuck key, but it was awkward unsnapping it each time to use, so I made it a leash from the hair ties instead... a little less tidy, but much more convenient and still attached

because every time I say the words "chuck key",  I hear this song in my head...

The bathroom towel holder has been reattached. A start has been made on anchoring the leaning pile of lumber to the wall - there will be some eyebolts on each side of the doorframe, and loops of rope neatly eye-spliced, with clip hooks, for safety anchors. I find that being able to turn plain rope into useful objects has been a helpful skill ever since childhood, not a hobby, as I have enough of those thank you very much, but still very useful. I didn't learn splicing until I was in the SCA, when friends taught me to end splice the tent ropes, which made for a much tidier finish.

working on the third one of the Orb enamels... once these are complete then the next step in the process is for Bill Dawson to build the gem encrusted bands that will surround the Orb and support the demi-lion on the top. These enamels will decorate the attachment points where the silver bands will be anchored to the Orb. Sometimes the work I do is a small part of something pretty incredible.


August SMART goal challenge
1 wooly pony embroidery paper wasp nest destroyed fabric to Goodwill
2 third Orb enamel 2nd wasp nest destroyed bag to Goodwill
3 * parking strip planter improved yard waste bin
4 * north side yard cleared yard waste bags
5 * bathroom sink attached Rebuilding Center
6 * bathroom wall repaired paper to Shredfest
7 * broken toilet seat replaced ----------
8 * towel holder attached ----------
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