“I need you to build a table that looks like an upside-down pill bottle.”
This was one of those good news/bad news events for me many years ago. I was contacted to build a fixture for a tradeshow company, and they were willing to pay well for my time. Then they told me what I was going to build … Alarm bells went off in my head.
“Can you give me the drawings?” I asked.
“Sure, they are right here!” The representative handed me a yellow legal pad with a pencil sketch (a generous description, mind you) and three dimensions indicated. “When can you get it done?” was his next question.
Well, it took my buddy and me about three days, and it required a bunch of 1x2s, bending plywood and a lot of Bondo®. Now it’s one of my favorite building memories, as odd things often are. So my question to you is this: what really unusual things have you built? I can’t wait to hear your answers!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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