Hide the Evidence in a Shop TARDIS
Issue: Issue 297.5
Posted Date: 4/1/2012
I don't know about your spouse, but mine patrols my workshop like a Tijuana border guard. Here's why: I can't stop buying new tools, and she knows it. I just can't help it ... when the Rockler Master Catalog shows up, I start shopping. Problem is, those shipping boxes, pallets and mountains of packing peanuts are hard to hide. And once she sniffs that stuff out, I'm in the doghouse. But, there's a solution. After years of watching that BBC Doctor stuff an entire spaceship navigation system into a phone booth, it FINALLY dawned on me: I need a TARDIS to hide it all! And that's exactly what I built as my last project: a miniature, fully functional Time And Relative Dimension In Space vehicle! It's the greatest. When a new skid of goodies arrives, I open up my TARDIS and stuff the new loot in. Now I have the heavy metal collection of my dreams, and only I know where it is! What's better, she can't even see the darn thing, because like the time traveling Doctor himself, my TARDIS also has a "chameleon circuit." It blends right in to my old "stuff," so the shop looks the same, day in and day out. Gosh, I wouldn't trade my time inside the TARDIS for anything, either. Time literally stops. I can make a Saturday afternoon last for a month in there. Just me and my stash of secret machinery. Ah, the workshop I've got now...and all tucked away in my own little parallel universe. Sweet! And it takes up no space at all. Not one square foot.
I'm thinking of building more of these babies and listing them on eBay. When my TARDIS auctions are ready to go, I'll write back in and let you know when to start bidding! I'm telling you...if you're a tool hoarder like I am, this is gonna be big.