A big bad Bumblebee bumbling around the Begonias. Never mess with a bee that has fur.
Feeling energetic I decided I would do a project today, nothing strenuous of course but something I could do while staying out of the sun and in the shade. I spent enough time in the sun yesterday hooking up the wires for the solar panels on the little Bronco, and enough times going up and down a ladder that my feet still hurt.
So I needed a project that was easy, doesn't cost a lot of money, and so simple a monkey could do it, come to think of it that covers almost all the projects I do. After much relaxing and thinking, and sometimes relaxing without thinking, I decided to make a few chain holders for my electrical tape.
Now for those of you that don't pretend to be an electrician like I sometimes do probably don't know that having a couple of rolls of electrical tape hanging from a chain on the outside of your tool bag is the epitome of professionalism and absolutely screams, I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!
I have three different tool bags, which in itself screams something I'm just not sure what, a bag for doing mechanical things, a bag with metric tools, mostly for the little Beta motorcycle, and a bag of electrical tools which contains a Phillips screwdriver and a pair of pliers, so my electrical bag just doesn't have the impact, the presence, the gravitas, to fool anyone into thinking I'm an electrician, but a chain tape holder can change that.
I already had everything I needed except a piece of chain so I went to the hardware store and bought 2 feet of chain for a dollar. I cut apart a metal coat hanger to make the thing that holds the tape on the chain, attached the chain to the tool bag with a cable tie and badabing badaboom I looked like a real professional.
It worked better than I'd hoped, as I was carrying the bag out to my truck three people stopped and asked me to rewire their houses... It had to be the chain tape holder. I'm thinking of buying a stethoscope and getting some doctoring gigs on the weekend.
I saved untold amounts of money making these tape holders myself. I made enough of them for each one of my tool bags, that way I look like a professional no matter what I'm destroying.
A chain tape holder a conspicuous sign of professionalism.