My sister's Christmas present from me every year is labor. This year she used up most of her present rebuilding a ramp at her house, but there was enough left over for me to do a few minor tweaks on her Compact Jr. She had taken it on a long trip this summer and had a (fairly) short (well, at least short, for her
) list of changes to make.
The first was to add a scuff protector to her lower cabinet door opening. I'd already put one on another of her cabinets, to keep the cabinet frame plywood from splintering as she dragged huge Boxes O'Stuff in and out of the cabinet, and I added another to her other lower cabinet. They're bent up out of a fairly soft aluminum sheet and held in place by screws:
And then, to make things more convenient, I reversed the hinges on the icebox (had to make a new hinge pin; the old was rusted beyond salvage) and on the cabinet nearest the doorway that she keeps her "mooring equipment" in. Much easier to drag out the crate with the jacks, dolly wheel, and chocks.
There were a few other little things, a relocated electrical
outlet, some eyebolts here and there, a latch adjusted, a sign mounted; but I figure we've all seen pictures of electrical
outlets and eyebolts.
The first big project was a folding step. Sis has a folding stepstool, but she wanted something that wouldn't get kicked out of position, so I bent up some steel rod and strap to make this. It's held in the up position by a spring and snaphook to an eyebolt on the door.
...and now I'm out of space; more in another post--