Ideas

Wasting Wood – Woodworking


I love handcrafted pieces. I have original artwork and handmade items bought from struggling artists and crafters from all over he country.

However, just because somethings crafty, doesn’t make it good. I remember seeing someone sew an extremely elaborate backdrop which was terrible, disproportionate, and had no depth, and people raved over it because she made it herself. I’m reminded of the saying “ Unique doesn’t always mean better, just because somethings different doesn’t mean it’s useful

My mom was the one who taught me how to use power tools. My dad doesn’t know how to make anything and my tiny mom who’s not even 5 feet built an entire deck in the backyard by herself.

I’ve studied sculpture and took an iron pouring class. A bit of wood working is not impressive and being a female who knows how to do a bit of woodworking is not that impressive. More than half of the people I’ve met who were skilled woodworkers were female.

Giving tremendous praise over knowing how to use a bandsaw and some sandpaper and stain is laughable. She clearly missed the memo about never wasting expensive materials such as that piece of wood right there… (Not sure what kind of wood that is or if it’s expensive or not but it definitely costs more than a standard 2×4) That’s like the first thing you learn when pursuing woodwork. Did her dad also buy her that wood so she thought it’s ok to be that wasteful?

Ideas

Crazy New Inflatable Car Seat?

This isn’t safe but it’s also not safe to put over or on top of an already existing car seats. Car seats are tested exactly as they’re made so when you add stuff (strap covers, inside covers etc) it’s effects how the seat does it’s job in a crash. Adding anything that did not come with your seat or come directly from that seats manufacturer can be the difference between a safe child in an accident and a fatally harmed one.

Definitely do a lot of research on proper car seat safety! No 5 point harness and their website recommends for ages as low as 9 months (what about rear facing???)! Maybe it’s ok for cab rides when you do not have a seat with you, but to replace as a regular car seat does not seem like a good idea its like having the best car seat cover as a child seat. I’d think a child could slip right out. Plus look how the dummy flops around in the crash video. I hope parents think long and hard before buying this.

No 5 point harness and their website recommends for ages as low as 9 months (what about rear facing???)! Maybe it’s ok for cab rides when you do not have a seat with you, but to replace as a regular car seat does not seem like a good idea. I’d think a child could slip right out. Plus look how the dummy flops around in the crash video. I hope parents think long and hard before buying this.

This is not a car seat, it is not safe and will not properly keep your child safe in an accident. This should not be on the market, it’s dangerous to tell people that they can replace a necessary safety device with this garbage. Inflatable bath tubs are a thing, not inflatable car seats.