Wednesday, July 16, 2008
On My Desk
It's that time again, and I am so lucky to have more than one desk. This one is a plan drawer unit, bought at an auction at an old shoe factory for $30. It weighs a ton, and I have moved house with it far too many times. It does keep me organised, I have little cards slotted in the front to tell me what goes in each drawer, but my son has a habit of re-arranging them.
I use this makeshift bench to hammer on, because it's steel it absorbs all the force, and doesn't bounce like other tables. The huge slab of wood atop the shelves is an old-school end grain clicking block, basically a giant cutting mat. I mostly use it for hammering rivets, hole punching, anything where I really have to wield the hammer or mallet with a mighty force.
As you can see it's being used here to temporarily hold rolls of leather, I am loving the metallic red, and the circular multicoloured number is a treat I bought in Japan and am too scared to use. It cost me thousands of yen, about $120 at the time for one hide. I don't think I'll ever use it!