Bunny's brother is visiting this week from Seattle. He took one look at
the broken computer desk shelf,
measured the broken caster (it ripped out from the bottom of the shelf) and
the length of the shelf. He then went to the garage, where Bunny has all
the wood working equipment. He selected a scrap piece of wood, ripped it to
2½″, then cut it to length (it helps to have a table saw for
this). He then scribed a curve on each end and with the bandsaw, cut the
corners off. A quick pass with the belt sander to round off the edges of
the board. A bit of wood glue, some clamps, scraping off the the excess
glue with a paint scraper and all that was left was to wait for the glue to
And yes, it happened pretty much that fast. Well, except for the waiting
for the glue to dry.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the strip of felt along the bottom. The
shelf now has better support and it can still slide out of the way in case I
need access to the cables.
Now I'm just waiting for the new video card to arrive.
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