Thursday, June 19, 2008

Work support for sawing

I saw an interesting product in my new CherryTree catalog. Its called a
porcupine pad. It’s a mat with flexible pins that support your work surface, but which you can use a jog saw to cut through the material. From the picture it looks like you can buy multiple pieces and lock them together.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rivet Nuts

I cam across a new (for me) piece of hardware called a rivet nut. We were working on a light-box and discussing ways to connect the milk white acrylic to the aluminium channel, and the rivet nut was suggested, after I brought up weld nuts.

So I looked up rivet nuts, and they are interesting little pieces of hardware, useful in a variety of situations.

Check out this sight for more information:

At the bottom of their page they have an instruction graphic to show you how they work.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rigid Rigging Point

While working on my last project I became aware of a new rigging component that I have not used before!

You can find it at:

It has a safe vertical working load of 1100 pounds. While it doesn't allow for vertical adjustment in the same manner that a chain would, yet I can think of a variety of situations where it would be very useful.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Humor of the day

Things have been a bit crazy lately, but I hope to get back to posting regularly soon. As for now- a bit of humor for you :