Tuesday, March 22, 2005

this is a cute little table and chairs i bulit for a little girls playhouse. of course i had to paint them pink and put sprinkles of stars and stuff on it. all the material used came from pallets, not a bad recycling job if you ask me. PS this is for sale, if you want one let me know. Posted by Hello

Monday, March 21, 2005

I've got to put a plug in for my 12 year old son. he built this cutting board out of oak scraps and did a pine inlay for the stripes. pretty cool if you ask me. GOOD JOB BRANDON! Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Woo Hooooo

Finally the day has come. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning getting a new toy. Today I am going to pick up my new table saw from Sears, the old one finally died.
My old saw was a craftsman 10" benchtop model that I got as a Christmas present 10 years ago. It has been a good saw more or less, of course there are always a couple of problems, I had to use blade stabilizers to keep the blade from wobbling and the top was just to small to rip anything over 9". Well, good riddance. I finally made the jump up to a 3/4 cabinet saw, large 42" table, nice fence. I still have to put it together and had to have a friend come over and help me get it out of the truck without bouncing it. The guy at Sears put it in my truck with a forklift (should have been my first clue). I figured I could take it apart and move the pieces separately. The thing is bolted into a metal crate and weighs 300 lbs! I couldn't turn it over let alone lift it out of the truck. Oh well, sometime this weekend I will get a chance to put it together..... I'm kind of like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.... can't wait!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Finishing up

Put the finishing touches on the headboard and got it installed, had a little trouble getting it down the stairs, had to take it outside and around the house to the downstairs door, oh well nothing is ever easy.

Also put a coat of primer and two coats of paint on the mailbox, ill update the photo when I get it installed, the ground should be thawed enough by June........

Friday, March 11, 2005

This is a nice little hallway bench i built out of recycled pallets, im not sure if the wood is cottonwood or a harder pine. i found the plan in wood mag. i am planning to put a cusion on the top. Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Boardom overtook me one day and I decided to make a little trivet. i found the plan in Weekend Woodcrafts Mag. I used some black wallnut that i had laying around. turned out pretty cool. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

This is the Mailbox I built with the use of plans from the New Yankee Workshop. This weekend I will do the final prep and paint. It mounts over a 4x4 post. I have to wait untill the ground thaws to put in the post. Posted by Hello

Queen Headboard Posted by Hello

Queen Size Headboard

The Wife found a headboard in Slumberland that she just had to have, well I wasn't going to pay 600 smackers for something I could build myself. Here it is, I have about $175 and 3 days into it. We are both pleased with how it turned out, but I still have some joint issues with it. It is almost, but not quite, perfect.

First Up

I'm not sure where this is going but I'm just going to get it done.

If this has a purpose its to show off the diy stuff I've been doing and to see if anyone thinks it still looks like a high school shop project. I'm looking for professional results (to keep the critics happy). I am using a bunch of play toys at the moment but am upgrading to some serious tools as the budget allows and as I blow up the old stuff.

maybe I can get some good advice