MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: What has been your most creative reuse of an object in the service of a project?

A while back I picked up a rectangular piece of machined steel from the Pratt and Whitney Surplus Store. It has two rows of screw holes and I bought it for its weight in scrap. I used the piece to attach various bits to it from my junk box, slapped a piezo mic onto it, and I had a scrap metal percussive instrument.

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