Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tools, Gadgets, and Widgets - Covering Your Work Surface

What do you use to cover your work surface? I use old MRI or CAT scan film. Himself thinks I'm ghoulish. I think I'm brilliant. (No ego problem here).

 I like to re-purpose things when I can. What else would the films be good for? If you have to go to another doctor for a second opinion, that doctor is going to order his own set of films. Both sets after the diagnosis is reached are useless. Seems a shame to waste the film. It's sturdy, can be washed, and is re-usable. Ghoulish? Perhaps, but thrifty.


  1. I don't think it's ghoulish at all! I think it's brilliant! :)

  2. I use the hard backs from old books for my cutting boards. Would the film be good enough for cutting stencils out of?

    1. The film is thin enough to make a stencil, but the film is very dark. Not sure what you would use to draw the image so you could see the line to cut it out.

    2. graphite/pencil might work as long as you cut it under the right lighting conditions