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Monday, July 14, 2008
project oil compartment
objective: i love my '69 vintage vespa! but it's annoying when you have to measure and mix oil when you feul up. so i decided to premeasure all my oil into small containers. but they sure get tossed around to that far fetched corner of the compartment bin. so, i decided to make an organizer out of the best thing in life....beer.
challenges/procedure: cut a six pack cardboard bottle package down to size. and...well, that's it.
features: holds not only oil containers, but also a tire gauge, a multi-tool, and other small gadgets
conclusion: a six pack to stay in shape! project oil compartment: pass!
this one's a request from Jyllian and Isaac for their espresso machine (brand name remains unnamed). she showed me these nice plastic disposable pods that contains the grains. you pop the entire pod into the machine, water goes through it and does the espresso stuff, then the machine tosses the pod in its trash bin. granted it's good espresso, but what a waste for a one-timer! surely this is not the most environmentally friendly thing....so we seek to make it reusable.
snip, grind, and pry the bottom of one pod can be made to be the lid for the other
challenges/procedure: there seemed to be two types of pods, one with a filter paper glued to the top (let's call it type 'a'), and the other with a plastic mesh welded to the top of the container (let's call this type 'b'). so for type 'a', simply tear off the filter paper, and make a lid from the bottom of another pod. this will require sabatoging that second pod just for its bottom. type 'b' can be dismantled by snipping and grinding down the weld that holds everything together. you'll be able to pry it apart with a sharp edge.
features: a reusable pod saves plastic, saves the earth, and ok, you got me, saves money (me cheap!)
conclusion: keeps me wide awake, wanting to know if it'll work! project espresso pods: pending!