Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday #43

Hey, guess what?! I remembered that it was Tuesday today!!! Shocking, I know! Don't worry, I have a back up to remind me just in case I forget though... ;) 

Today's tidbit is something that I never would have thought of to do, but it's really a great tip!! Especially if you have a cutting table that is a bit low and your back hurts from cutting so much!

I received an email from Karen who shared this with me:

"I got a tip straight from the world of competitive barbecuing.   My father is on a competitive barbecue team.  Since him and his teammates are all on the tall side, their backs would start hurting as they had to stand hunched over to pull their pork butts.  They came up with an ingenious solution.  They now can raise up their table quickly when they need it, and put it back down when they don't.  How, you wonder?  Take 1 1/2 inch PVC pipes, cut into 12 inch lengths, cap one end, and put it onto your cutting table's legs.  I put the table up for marathon cutting sessions that used to leave my back in spasms.   If you don't want your table up, just remove the legs.
 

And, please excuse the stained carpet.  Our dog, the Village Idiot, chew up a lipstick under the table. The rest of the mess, well, its my sewing room.  It breeds creativity, right?"
 
Sorry Karen, I had to leave in the Village Idiot comment...it totally made me laugh!  :D  Thanks so much for sharing this tip!! 
 
Anyone else have a tip to share?! Just email me at karrielyne@gmail.com, and if you have one, include your blog address so I can link to you! :) 
 
Much Love!!!

12 comments :

  1. a great tip, but i got halted at the "competitive barbequeing" bit... what's competitive barbequing??1

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  2. *GASP!* This is GENIUS! I am so gonna do this! Thanks for the great tip!

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  3. great idea, I've been using the bed risers from BBB for a couple of years and that works too!

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  4. What an awesome tip!!! I'm so glad you remembered it was Tuesday!!! ;-)

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  5. EEEK!!!!! Okay, how long is this high going to last?

    I do not have a blog, but I love to lurk on yours and others. I have been found on Distant Pickles from time to time.

    And, yes, the best part of my father's involvement with competitive bbq'ing is the leftovers from competition and the tweaking of recipes.

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  6. Great idea!!! So how does that pipe raise the table...is there something it in that prevents the table leg from going all the way down into the pipe??
    I have a bad back and have this problem, too. I used bed risers I found at Wal-mart for about 6 or 7 dollars and raised my table to the perfect height!!

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  7. I ALSO WANTED TO RAISE MY TABLE I USED 4 BED RAISERS YOU CAN GET THEM AT WALMART OR I GOT MINE AT BED BATH AND BEYOND
    LOVE YOUR BLOG
    DIANA

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  8. I'm afraid I'm going to ask the same question as Jenn....is there something it in that prevents the table leg from going all the way down into the pipe?? I can't quite visualize it...

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  9. My table's legs have a bend in them which prevents them from going all the way down the pipe. If your table has straight legs, that would be an issue.

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  10. I am feeling like the "Village Idiot" here because I just don't get how this makes the table higher. It is the afternoon lull, though. Maybe I should take a nap and try again later to figure it out ;-)

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  11. My husband works at a local college and brought home those bed lifters that you can buy at Target, so I use them for lifting my table, so far it has worked out perfectly.PVC pipes are a clever idea too

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  12. Thank you for a great tip!

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