LC: I havent been doin much lately, Ayla is in heat again, an Iza jus places wif the same old toys all day. So I might as well tell ya more about the stratcher pad The Big Thing is makin...
I shoulda known he wouldn't be happy wif da first cardboard cutter. He said he hadda better idea yesserday, so he started werkin on that.
Apparently, he decided he wanted a little thin slot in the top ta keep the knife from wanderin away from the cutting line. He found some piece of hard plastic among his junk, but couldnt cut a thin enough slot init. So he "built" a slot...
First, he cut the plastic in half and cut 2 small pieces ta go across them.
Then he put 2 knife blades together (as spacers) between the plastic pieces in 2 places. He taped the long pieces real tight an clamped them.
Third, he cemented the 2 small pieces across the 2 long ones. And waited overnight fer that ta dry... He seems ta have missed takin a picture of that.
Today, he took off the tape an clamps off, an all the plastic was solid but with a tiny little slot in it. Cool!
But ya can see the crosspieces at the ends here. Last, he "epocksied" the plastic top ta the hinges in the wood bottom. The hinges are unner the clamps, so ya can't see them yet. He is lettin that sit clamped overnight.
He is startin on the box ta put all the cardboard strips into, but I'll save that fer tamorrow! He says he will have that all finished then. He says the cool part is that it will all be re-fillable, so he can keep making us new ones furever wifout havin ta built new stuff each time!
I GOTTA see THAT, cause those ones at the store, ya gotta keep buyin new ones, I hear... We would like ta see the saved green papers turn inta toys an stinkey goodness. Ham, even!