Monday, February 23, 2009

Scratch Pad, Part 2

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!

9 comments:

The Island Cats said...

This scratcher pad is gonna be pawsome when the Big Thing gets it done!!!

Tara said...

Wow, I'm so impressed! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Tara

The Meezers said...

TBT is furry talented!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow cool. Is he going to make one of the fancy shaped one?

Georgia used to destroy those in about a 6 months or a year.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Very, very impressive!!!!

You gals are lucky to have a bean like that around!!!

Camie's Kitties said...

TBT is so good at making you things. You are furry lucky. We can't wait to see the finished scratcher.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Alasandra said...

We are very impressed TBT is very handy. ~S,S,C & F

Tyler said...

We agree with all the other kitties who think your BT is very talented. Saving green papers is so very important to the beans. If you can get your BT to buy you more toys, stinky goodness or even HAM, you're trained him well. Our mom deeps on saying how important it is to save those green things for a rainy day. The thing we don't get is that it's been raining like crazy and she still isn't using the green things to buy us new toys.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Your BT is very industrious! I agree with you, LC, better to spend green papers on stinky goodness or ham, than on those cardboard scratchers. Fortunately, our kitties are not used to the cardboard scratchers, and are not ripping up the one in their new toy. (Knock on wood.)