A strange thing happens when we're without utility supplied amenities for a while- I go native. The longer the outage, the more I drift towards thinking about stuff to make life easier under the conditions presented. At some point, I'll be beating the wash down by the pond.
Last time, I started thinking about water delivery, & went out in the garage & made a portable gravity supplied water system for washing hands, rinsing dishes, & such. Good to have a bunch of 1/4" NPT hardware on hand.
This time, I couldn't use the toaster oven to make my English muffins for b'fast, so I used a CI skillet, like when camping. I needed a weight to hold down the bread whilst cooking (used a smaller skillet in years past- it's gone, somewhere), so after eating my "medium-rare" muffins, it's off to the garage.
Found the appropriate amout of steel, fashioned a handle out of oak, & you have the beauty presented here.
Looks like it was made by Chinese peasants while stuck in a prison camp in India with Pakistani advisers, but hey- it works!
Next time I'll work on something more extravagant, like candle holders made from broken tree branches.
The Garagineer never quits....
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