Saturday, February 21, 2009

The New Project Is...

LC: Its a scratcher pad thingie! The Big Thing saw a place what used "curragated cardboard" ta make a scratchin pad an he decided he could do better an way cheaper than the stuff fer moneys.

But he hadda figure out how, so thats why he was drawin lines all over papers. He knows how ta make boxes, but he wanted a good way ta cut LOTS of curragated cardboard ta ezact widths. That took him some thinkin.

How the lines on paper turned inta something is a mystery ta me, but he came up with a idea. I sat down in the basement an watched him, cause Im really coorious about that stuff he does sometimes. Ayla and Iza ran right up the stairs an hid when he turned on the various noisey machines. But I didnt!!!

I efen helped take pictures.

TBT says this is the "Simple Version" fer cutting the curragated cardboard... He made it but decided the cuttin would slowly make the cutter thing get carved up. But it werks fer a few times. He says he has a better idea an is makin it now as I rtype. I can hear him inna basement doin it...

SIMPLE VERSION CUTTIN CARDBOARD...

First, ya cut two pieces of wood same length. One piece the width ya want the cardboard and the other a little wider.



Second, ya attach small hinges between them.



Then ya move the narrow board over the wider one.



Then ya slice along side the raised edge wif a knife. Then ya lift up the small piece an there is a cardboard strip of identical size each time. COOL!

So ya got buncha curragated cardboard strips an ya build a box ta hold them.

I cant report how he does THAT yet cause he aint done it yet. He says "tommorrow" cause he needs some "stuff" ta make the box an hold the fuzzy cardboardy strips down. He thought he had the stuff but he dint! He says he needs"one by twos". An he gotta hunt down that stuff in daylight...

I'll be watchin an reportin! More when I see what TBT is doin...

11 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Sniff. I am certain my human is far too inept to create such a thing for me... sigh.

Alasandra said...

Good job reporting LC. TBT sounds like our Dad whenever he starts a project he thinks he has everything he needs and then he winds up running to a place called Lowes to get the stuff he didn't have or couldn't find cause he forgots where he hid it. ~S,S,C & F

The Island Cats said...

Oh the Big Thing is so smart! We can't wait to see the finished scratchy thing!

Parker said...

You guys are so lucky! My beans can't make anything!

Cory said...

Very cool...my mom and dad talked about making us a cat tree...they finally just bought one. This is like cat DIY!

Sunny's Mommy said...

That sounds like a great project! Can't wait to see it finished :-)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our dad is real good at coming up with stuff like that too. He can fix things too which saves a lot of money that can better be spent on stinky goodness.

Fat Eric said...

Oh that is furry good of your dad to do that for you.

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Anonymous said...

You'll love your cardboard scratching thingy. My kids (with fur) love to scratch up cardboard boxes! Have fun!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sounds like a lot of thinking and doing. We can't wait to see how it all comes out.

The Crew said...

Well my goodness, you're getting a custom made scratcher. Ours is from the store and it's all worn out.