Will the plans have detailed information? We need to know what type of
wood, what type of glue and how ot finish it. Will it work insde of a
I use a Tilia Foodsaver Vaccum sealer. The bags are made to be re-usable
and we do. I generally invert th e bag over a bottle to keep it open to
vent. Nothing wrong with saving money.
This project has been tested with every kind of wood known to man,
Because of its intended use with water-laden objects, I recommend
exterior glue...any brand. The prototype was made with Elmer's.
We suggest 6 coats of exterior poly. But, if you have black interior
doors, you can also use spray automobile undercoating. You just need
to cover the pin springs when you spray.
Although one CIA agent reported he had good luck doing this (he didn't
mention the country he used it in), the hanger has not been tested on
pantry doors. If you decide to use it on those kinds of doors, you'll
void your 1 hour warranty.
Okay, I told this story over in the binary abpw but I guess I'll tell it
again. (Okay, actually, I'll copy and paste). I refer to posting pix, and
if anybody wants to see them, I can repost them over at abpw.
The story as it was told then:
So, my father-in-law is a retired wheat farmer who has more money than God's
rich uncle. I was, thus, very surprised to see that he was so frugal that
he reused plastic Ziploc baggies. After use, he would wash them out and dry
them on a special rack which was basically a flat plate with four or six
dowels of different lengths protruding as prongs to drape the baggies over.
I, of course, spent the past several years making cruel fun of him for this
habit. That's just the kind of son-in-law I am. So last Christmas, he was
reaaaallllly excited to give me my present. Made me open it first. Couldn't
wait. You've of course figured out by now that my present was my very own
baggie drying rack that he had had a woodworking buddy make for me. That's
just the kind of father-in-law he is.
Well, this generosity couldn't go unpunished, so for Father's Day, I made
him what you see in the attached pix. It's about 13x13x8, give or take.
The box is made of MDF, the top crosspieces out of some scrap alder I had
laying around. The top is screened off with window screen under the cross
pieces. The rosettes are prefab Lowe's or Home Depot three dollar specials.
Prefab molding, too. The eagle used to be a brass coat hook, but I snapped
off the hooks and layered it in about 10 layers of gold from a rattlecan.
(let me jump in here, since the pix aren't posted with this message, and say
that it was a white cabinet, with feet. Molding around each side to give it
a Colonial look, and rosettes on three sides, with a big brass eagle on the
fourth) (back to the story)
Inside the box is a powerful turntable motor from what used to be a high end
German turntable, attached to which is a small wooden propeller. When you
plug this sucker in and turn it on, any baggies that might be draped on the
dowels immediately fly off the dowels and up in the air.
The whole thing, including paint, probably took a total twelve or fifteen
hours over the course of a week or so, and is by far the most ridiculous,
least useful, most impractical project I've ever done. And, of course, by
far the most fun also. That's just the kind of son-in-law I am.
He took it back up to Almira, WA (wheat country) and showed it off to half
the town over coffee.
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