I designed a few options based around a quick dis-connectable strap which would have been based on an inset plate, with a "key-hole" shaped hole which would have allowed a strap to be connected without load, and lock in place under load. I planned on making this from the brass strip I have, and make a mushroom post to enable this function. Easily within the scope of my skills and materials, but the more I looked at the idea, something just felt wrong about it - still haven't figured out what.
|Figure 1 - Front view of desk with carry strap as if carried|
A few lengths of salvaged seatbelt material, a clasp from an old salvaged life-jacket and about one hour on the sewing machine and this is the result...
|Figure 2 - Side view of desk in carry strap as if carried|
|Figure 3 - Front view, close up of clasp|
The strap can be left in place and the door easily lowered, or just as easily totally removed, and reinstalled when it's time to move the desk.
|Figure 4 - Front view of desk with strap unloaded on top|
|Figure 5 - Front view with clasp undone to permit door opening|
|Figure 6 - Door open with DPScope on desk surface|
That is it for the strap - hopefully I won't need to carry it far that often, but now I can. I don't know what the next article sets will be - I've heaps of books to review, many projects in the WIP box (WIP = Work In Progress), and a lot on my plate outside the shed. This past week has been a series of quite long days, and in the next 2-3 weeks I hope it will bear fruit in many forms - the least of which will be my Cert 2 in Emergency Response... the rest - that's my secret for now.