|02-12-2014 01:57 AM|
Oooooooo. Who knew it would be that fast. Right after the above post, DK scored this un. Fer LESS than she paid for the faker, and free shipping.
Thirteen lovely vintage inches of glass and metal encased timekeeping.
|02-12-2014 01:41 AM|
Fashion, or Function
Scored two more parts on yeebey for the National Biscuit lids project.
Took some time and made the trek to see Mr. Amish, again. Had an extensive conversation about my project and was really happy to learn I'm finally on the active schedule, so about 2-3 weeks...
One step closer to Shrimptern 3.0, although the schedule is moved back until at least March, rather than this month.
And finally, an illustration, while DK sits and ponders more keeshin details. And awaits YET ANOTHER snow day, or two.
Generally, DK will vote function over fashion, 'cause she's a practical sort. And cheap. And fashion, by design (oh, whatta pun...) seems to mine one's resources, selling a dream, a look-and-feel, a place in the popular line... all at a usually inflated, or WAAAAAAAAAAY inflated cost. To DK, cost translates into lifespan, how much of it you have to spend, to chase that fashion. She likes to keep her lifespan to herself, and not slave herself out, to pay for fashion.
But sometimes, fashion wins. Sometimes.
Here is an exception to her function over fashion tendency.
She wanted a vintage/retro/antique looking clock, fer her keeshin. So she bought this one. Right away, Other Geek complained, saying it is too small. Well, it kinda is. But it still gets the job done, and what was there previously was a giant over-sized clock, so it's hard to tell how much is under-sized and how much is CHANGE from oversized.
For now, it stays. She really likes this clock, but wishes it were 50% larger. She admits she's cruising yeebey, on the stalk. Yeebey has a number of clocks that are EXACTLY kewl for what she wants, but are about 10X the cost of this stylish little faker. So DK awaits a yeebey aberration, she knows they occur. Stay tuned...
|02-09-2014 08:48 PM|
|wicca27||shrimp food storage bin woopie lol i cant wait to see what you do with these.|
|02-09-2014 07:22 PM|
Or perhaps you told the proprietor and they fished out what you wanted to buy, not sure.
At any rate, DK thinks they are a coo-el nostalgic thing of days gone by. She scored a second part of her plan for them this morning, on yeebey. A few more parts to go...
|02-09-2014 04:06 AM|
|wicca27||are those lids to a proofing cabinet? kinda cool|
|02-09-2014 03:31 AM|
DK spent a few moments today wondering what the heck this keeshin topic has to do with shrimp. She doesn't know, yet, but is CERTAIN all this will eventually come back around to shrimp projects. Things are always related, to her, and in her world.
And then, she put in a "call" to her electrician (a.k.a. Other Geek), this morning. Yesterday, she pulled the Romex for the LED runs, to the central control. So this morning, she was ready for the patch into the panel box. She messes with a lotta things, but NOT the panel box.
And now, she's got her three walls washed in warm LED strip light, all three walls tied into an automated timer that is presently tied into our latitude and its dawn and dusk times. So the LEDs are programmed to automatically turn on at our dusk time, and off at our dawn time, even though this time is different slightly each day.
Below is a picture of the new "landscape," although DK thinks her camera light meter is on the fritz because her camera is just producing pictures with light levels and color rendering ALL wrong, lately. The lights are a gentle warm wash, not uber-hot cauldrons of photons as seen here (she even photoshopped down the contrast in this picture, to try to help). Don't be a-bothered by the creative door trim; the color is in transition and there are just test patches painted at this time.
And then, after the LED chapter came to resolution, she dug around in her bins 'n' barrels (OK this time it was a chest), and dug out some of her hoard that's been a-waitin' over a decade to see the light of day. Their time has come. She is staring at them and pondering, although she has a pretty good idea what the plan is, already.
Um. And. Yeah. DK mighta made a totally unplanned IMPULSE BUY, today, on yeebey. She just hadda have it. Stay tuned...
|02-07-2014 08:34 PM|
|wicca27||cool idea. you so need to come help when i get a house of my own lol|
|02-07-2014 05:21 PM|
|plamski||Not bad at all.|
|02-07-2014 12:49 PM|
Choose yer poison.
DK chose NOT to elect the ten-holes-in-her-faceplate-showing solution, which would have given her a one-step solution.
Her solution's compromise is that it kicked her up to a two-step solution.
She added a couple sliders as a platform ON her platform, so the trash can can be slid completely back if needed.
She altered the far diagonal rail to get it out of the way.
Now, one can pull out the trash pull-out fully, push back the trash can, and then fully pull out the two problem drawers.
It is a lateral thinking type solution, outside the normal paradigm, functional with a compromise. It doesn't qualify for "elegant solution" or anything like that, but it gets the job done, with one extra step. The two steps are only needed on those two problem drawers, and only when one wants visual access to the back half of their contents.
|02-06-2014 06:31 PM|
|wicca27||i am so not good at figuring out pics lol im more of a hands on person wish i was able to be a shrimptern lol.|
|02-06-2014 02:37 PM|
The Thing About Lateral Thinking
Like the beautiful, striking black and white Border Collie, left home alone 18 hours a day, who develops a taste for drywall, or sofa cushions.
So this is why DK does projects, and she has a twisted affinity for "sporting" projects - ones with... ahem... additional challenges, shall we say. To just plunk down money to solve a project isn't sporting in her book. A decent project has to have some creative or lateral thinking challenges.
This project was pretty typical, in that she WANTED WHAT SHE WANTED and didn't want to compromise on a few things, but she was fairly hemmed in with some other considerations.
Her executive objectives in this project were:
OK, so for DK, FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION. The above executive criteria suggested how she go about this project. She didn't state the obvious, above, which is to make it from stuff from her bins 'n' barrels of parts 'n' pieces, and be cheap.
But the criteria also created a set of nearly impossibly tight tolerances.
How sporting, in DK's project world. A challenge.
First, she wanted to approximate original equipment. The oak had to have a decent enough match to the original cabinetry (nearly 20 years later) that when one looks at the trash pull out, one doesn't say, "that was added recently." Better yet, one doesn't really NOTICE the trash pull-out, because it blends in seamlessly with the original landscape.
So wood matching was the first thing. Luckily she found the Habitat For Humanity Re-Store desk. Solved.
Second, was hardware matching. You will notice we've done a shift on the pull-out to a larger handle. There are reasons for this, and it was a compromise in the greater interest:
Since the panels on the pull-out came from a previous cabinet, they had holes from the previous door knobs. As it happens, the knobs had LARGE holes, like quarter inch size. As it happens, the doors had knife hinges, meaning there are hinge slots showing on the hinge side of the door. This meant that DK had to orient the doors on the panel so the hinge slots would not be visible, so on the BOTTOM surface, now. This left DK with a huge, honkin' quarter inch hole on the RIGHT side of the upper panel, and a huge, honkin' quarter inch hole on the LEFT side of the lower panel.But the hardware uses four holes each handle. In order to center the handles on the eight inch span, she was able to cover the OLD holes with the hardware, but NOT use them as they were not centered horizontally properly.
All this to say that NOW there are TEN holes in the two panels, underneath those two lovely matching handles.
So, Plamen, had DK known of her coming problem BEFORE she made those holes in her oak, she likely would have used your excellent solution. That is some nice lateral thinking toward a solution, truly.
But given that NOW this solution would leave her with the unenviable task of camouflaging TEN holes in her front plate, she's good but probably not THAT good, or rather probably too cheap to get the real stuff she'd need to do it. Plus she has certain executive rules (lots and lots of them, in that D-T-Menace type mind, actually). One is that defacing beautiful hardwood is a no-no. Whenever possible, leave hardwood alone in its beauty.
So, she went in search of another solution that would leave the handles in place, covering the TEN holes.
Before we get to her solution, here are some pictures that show some of the crazy tolerances of this project.
The pull out panel has VERY tight clearance of the drawer pulls on the side, but does clear them.
The pull out panel pulls out to full extension, with about half an inch clearance to the towel rack on the sink cabinet.
The pull out panel has exactly FOUR MILLIMETERS clearance, when pulled out full extension, for dis-engaging the slider track, if you want to remove the pull-out unit from the cubby hole. Four millimeters more, and you'd hit the towel bar and be unable to pull it out further.
|02-04-2014 09:33 PM|
|wicca27||that was my thinking too. the other idea i had was drop the handle down to the middle of the panels of the trash door so the side drawers would clear|
|02-04-2014 05:47 PM|
|pKaz||plamski has a good idea as well.|
|02-04-2014 05:42 PM|
|02-04-2014 05:32 PM|
|plamski||Will you like it,I don't know.At least is simple and easy .|
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