Turning Archive 2005
Bill Grumbine (Kutztown PA)
>Did you ever get into one of those cleaning fits, where things are tossed because you don't know what they were ever used for, and they seem to have no purpose beyond taking up room? About a week and a half ago I was cleaning out a drawer of small parts and getting it organized into several smaller drawers. I came across a sawed off bolt with some duck tape wrapped around it. Try as I might, I could not remember what I had used it for, so off it went to the scrap pile, which then went to the dump a week ago.
Today I was working on a piece of furniture that requires one small turning. Now I remember what my bolt and tape jig was for. Unfortunately, I now need to take the time to make another. It won't take long, but it is the principle of the thing. The sad part is, I will probably throw it away again while in another fit of zealous cleaning.
How many others have done the same thing?