Told you.

March 28, 2018


See? I wasn’t lying. We needed a pencil sharpener in our workroom.

Here’s how I find studs in the building: I look at old photos.


The sharpener was just going to miss a stud, so I found a piece of scrap wood n the basement, screwed it on, then varnished it. One side is not square. We call that ‘live edge’.


In other ‘fixing’ news, the door to our downstairs guest room has not closed in years. I would keep the cats out of there with a string looped over a nail on the doorframe. The latch didn’t line up with the hole.



Well, I took a metal file to it. One-sixteenth of an inch later:



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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Told you.”

  1. Lloyd's Cousin Sam Said on:

    Can you fit a new pencil between the wall and sharpener? More importantly, what app did you use to make that pic with Uncle Mahlon?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Plenty of room for pencils -- that’s just a little old bulletin board on the left side.

      The app is called Prisma. It doesn’t always cooperate.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    That’s the best kind of pencil sharpener. Then I grind out my anger while I sharpen the pencils down to stubs.


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