I've been building the aforementioned solar dehydrator. It was a lot fussier than I thought it would be, plus I had to kind of work it out as I went. I worked on it all day Saturday and got done except for the shelves. I even made my own latches out of coat hangers.Was feeling mighty virtuous for using all recycled and leftover materials to make a "green" device. Also the door to it is a whole "I Buy Houses" sign, which is funny to me. It's like opening the door to it and on the inside of the door, finding the real value of the real estate bubble as recycled debris.
This thing is taking up a lot of room in my kitchen right now. I had a slight delay for two things: One, my shelf design didn't work (corrugated plastic was too flimsy), and I had to get some cheap lumber. So much for it being all recycled. But the lumber was only $7. Two, my carpal tunnel flared up real bad. I woke up 10 times last night in pain. It doesn't normally bother me unless I do a lot of repetitive manual labor, like painting and scraping. But all this homebody DIY frugal stuff isn't going to do me any good if I can't use my hands. Guess I'm getting old.
So... I'm slowing down a little, and trying to use my other hand instead. That usually clears it up in a few days. But I do have to get this thing out of my kitchen. I think I'll make the shelves tonight. Then I'll take a break from building things for a couple days.
Oddly, typing doesn't seem to bother me that much.
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