Thursday, July 9, 2009
We brought our printer's box from Illinois with us but couldn't find a place to put it in the house. At first we thought we'd just pack it away but it was hanging in our Illinois home for 30 years or so and we felt bad tucking it away in a closet. The printer's tray used to be filled with tiny things like a thimble collection I started, Art's old Air Force eagles, his dad's shaver, a commencement ticket from Tif's University of Illinois graduation, Jon and Art's Kilimanjaro patch (they climbed it), my grandmother's sweater guard (nobody uses those things anymore), tiny pebbles from here and there around the world, shells, ticker tapes from several important parades in Chicago, very old Mickey Mouse pocket knives, a lot of other things and oh yes, printing letters.
Well, we finally found a spot to hang our printer's box. But then Art said he didn't want to just put it up and have it collect dust. With all those tiny things, it's miserable to keep clean and we get a LOT of dust in Hawaii.
Art wanted to put some kind of dust barrier in front of the box. Glass was considered and then we decided on Plexiglas. My brother said we could get it cut for us at Min Plastic in Honolulu.
The next challenge was how to get the Plexiglas to stay on. Wood brackets? Some kind of metal thing? And how? Min Plastic said they could fabricate it... for a price. (Click on this photo to see the clear plastic brackets more clearly.)
They did a great job, Art put it all together and we're quite pleased with the finished effect.
And now... on to the next project!