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PlanetChristmas Magazine July 2012

Off to the store I go in with an idea in hand. Fast forward through frantic search mode, The first stop is the local super discount store, and at least the second quest is completed, around here one of them is known as Odd and now the requirements are met, I have the Lots, they have overstock items, and my first following: requirement to make many waterproof cov- ers is it MUST be inexpensive, aka CHEAP. • An LED bright idea on keeping water out Once in the store I find what I seek. It calls of my connections to me with the bright shining hope of hold- • Inexpensive plastic containers with lids ing back the dampness, it’s, it’s, wait for it, here that fit it comes, are you ready??? It’s a cheap copy of • My Dremel tool and some plastic cutting TUPPERWARE! wheels for it Yes, that wonderful container idea, it can go • Electrical outlet so I don’t have to make from the refrigerator or freezer to microwave; it a Dremel sound while I am cutting the keeps stuff in and other stuff out, like WATER. plastic containers. Now we’re talking. But wait I hear you cry it will suffer from And now the moment of truth. Can my idea condensation build up and water will attack the work? Can I really hold back the water? Will it connections. WRONG, I have yet another idea work? Can it stand the test??? The suspense is on preventing it so just sit back and keep read- killing me. Well, not really, I already know it ing while I explain my journey into madness works since I had my crazy break with reality and what it revealed to me. last November and already tried this out. But So, I have the completed my first quest, I I want you to feel the suspense, the agony, the have the inexpensive containers, around $1.75 triumph of success, and I don’t want you to be for four small ones, and $3.00 for the larger bored by dry facts. Get it? Dry, as in there was ones I need. no water hurt in the making of this great idea! Quick, back to the bat mobile and a fast I can hear the groans from here, but hey you return to the bat cave, but that’s another story, get what you pay for and the PlanetChristmas so back to my house / garage so I can complete Magazine is free! the second quest, find where I put my Dremel So, here is how you do it, first you decide if tool. you need to protect two cords that are connect- ing or three or more, and then you chose which size container to use. We will start with the two connection one, first take one of the small containers and check that the matching lid fits. Now, remove lid and put aside, take your Dremel and start it, increasing the speed to about midway. You want a speed that will cut, but not burn the plastic and that allows you the most control. I recommended holding the container from the side not being cut to give your fingers safety room. OK, bring the Dremel to the lip of the con- tainer and cut down just until the lip itself is cut, then do the same thing again, about a The non-official and much cheaper alternative quarter inch apart. The reason for this is the lip July 2012 | PlanetChristmas 37


PlanetChristmas Magazine July 2012
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