Quick fix for the tiny-folding-cart blues. Trips to the nearby Stop 'N Shop are a bit of a trek, so it pays to have as much hauling capacity as possible. I had some euro-style drawer sliders left over from the PC Magazine project and just zip-tied them to the bottom of the cart. These are pretty sturdy sliders, so I can bungee pretty much anything to them and retract for storage/light use.
"Oh, now that's clever!"
--Old woman at Stop 'N Shop
I've assembled a fun background for shooting photos in my studio.
It's three sheets of galvanized roofing material, bolted together with round chain-link fence ties. The sheets are resting on the floor to keep the crossbar from sagging. I'm thinking some stronger crossbar material is in order. The metal has a nice tarnish on it that looks really neat but it's a little difficult to manuver in such a small space. Cost: $80 Time: 1 Hour
Why not, eh? Nice stock speakers, great music collection. Subwoofer for the car!
I bought an Infinity Reference 1030W subwoofer ($51) and a Boss Chaos C250 2-channel amp ($68). Originally, I was going to buy an enclosure, but finding one that would fit right in my trunk proved impossible. I was feeling adventurous, so I made my own damn box. Using 5/8" particle board ($5) and a handful of screws I made a box, spec'd to the rated volume for the subwoofer. I can't just have a bare wood box in my trunk, so I browsed Lowes until I gathered the materials suitable for a box... that... goes in my trunk. Ten feet of 14" aluminum flashing ($15), 16' of 1" corner molding ($7) and miscellaneous woodworking materials. Oh, and the 5 gallon bucket, I'll get to that later.
I cut and attached the flashing with 1/2" wide head screws.
I VERY CAREFULLY cut and attached the corner molding with some small nails.
This is the final filled, sanded and painted enclosure. With the rim of the bucket I bought also painted, cut and nailed around the opening to polish off the box. Nice eh?
And then the install... eh, well. I'll install it soon. Hooked up in a bridged/single coil configuration.
In-trunk toilet. Handy for middle-of-nowhere photo shoots. Toilet is secured to some plywood under the trunk carpet. Covering is a bedsheet secured with heavy-duty fabric snaps riveted to the trunk lid. A back covering is secured with snaps as well as Velcro. There's a small fold-out extension to make the enclosure more roomy. Very comfortable and you'd never know there was a toilet in my trunk if you were riding with me. The treatment chemicals work very well.