Praving meets the 21st Century

My main man, Dinko is as Balkan as they come. That being the case, he loves his čevapčići and his pravs. It’s in the blood. My father was a super praver whose work still stands at my parents’ house despite years of nearly falling apart. Being a second generation Croat didn’t stop my father considering bailing wire to be one of the most important tools in his toolbox.

Maybe it’s because Dinko is Bosnian or maybe it’s because of years living in the west have changed him, but the fact is that Dinko’s praving is actually pretty damned good work. One could go so far as to say it’s quality and that the only praving lies in the initial approach, which for pravers is somewhere along the lines of, “Hmm, this is going to require my big smashing hammer, the smaller pounding hammer, and a lot of bailing wire.” For instance, in his recent job of mounting a flat screen TV, Dinko started out with, “Since I don’t have a laser level, I attached a regular presentation laser pointer to my level using cable ties.” Genius. Cable ties, while not my favorite (I stand by bailing wire) are the choice attaching system for a 21st century praver.

From there, you’d think things would start to go downhill and his project would turn out looking a good deal like any Homer Simpson project, but no, the end result was quite nice. You can read all about it, here and see what happens when one strays beyond the principal that, “Any tool can be a hammer”.

Praving meets the 21st Century

4 Replies to “Praving meets the 21st Century”

  1. This is funny man! LMAO right now. It’s in the genes. Can’t stop, won’t stop…

    1. All I can say is that you’re dangerous when left to your own devices!

    2. I once used a cable tie to tie a house plant’s stem to a straw and make it grow vertically. Prav picture coming soon…

    3. Again, I have to reiterate my conviction to bailing wire. With plastic you never know when it’s going to break, as opposed to wire which gives you years if not decades of notice that failure may be imminent in the next century.

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