The year started off typically enough, then like most everyone else, I was shut down. There's no working from home when you make stuff!
Then I came across a video of someone making intubation boxes and realized I could do the same. That market quickly became saturated. Casting about for new business, I contacted my mayor offering my services fabricating plexiglass barriers for the town hall. That one email mushroomed into enough orders for municipal buildings and schools to carry my business through the worst of the shutdown. I never imagined I'd acquire a working knowledge of plexiglass fabrication, but here I am.
All those barriers left me with a lot of scrap plastic, which I was loath to simply trash. I came up with two uses--both, ironically, also connected to Covid. One is an iPad stand (with custom engraving). The other is a cookbook stand.
You can see them on my new Etsy presence.