Thursday, July 3, 2014
Hand Me a Brushpick!
People wanted to make knives from one end of them... I brought them home and discovered that they would make other things too.
It was suggested that the knife end would be cut of at the length of the handle and the blade part painted silver and the handle brown. I took that suggestion one step further.
I took it upon myself to shorten the blade end too. It can be made whatever shorter length you want it to be.
I also sanded the blade with an emery board until it was a lot thinner than it was when I got it.
Tessie came in while I was doing it and offered to zap it to size. I refused, knowing that other people don't have Tessie to do the work.
The other end is a sharp, pointy thing with a bunch of thinner sharp pointy things coming out of two sides.
I immediately thought, Ice pick and Muddler for drinks.
When I cut off the side thingies There was the icepick. When I left them on, the muddler for drinks.
So far, two knives and two bar tools.
I then cut off the ends and left the middle. Three lumps on either side of a straight piece. I went and got a piece of typing paper and cut it to 3/4" wide, in a long strip. I glued one short end to the side of the middle section and rolled it around, until I got a thickness I liked. Cut it off and glued the end down. Almost instant rolling pin.
I painted the metal parts of knives and tools silver and the handles and rolling pin Territorial Beige.
The fastest tools I have ever made and they look pretty good for what they are.
I am off to see what else these little gems will make. There have to be other uses for them. There are 120 in the package for under two dollars! Cool tools and cheap besides!
See you tomorrow.