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Category Archives: Woodworking
Plan for the day was to limp my broken butt out to the yard and get the three beams in place and leveled. While having breakfast, Lowe’s had other ideas.
So, obviously, there is no longer a rush for me to get the beams in place.… Read the rest
If I had a late start yesterday, I was even more delayed on the third day.
Definitely feeling my age, I got started on Day 2. The day’s goal was to clear the platform and assess the leveling situation. Stretch goal was to get the three 4″ x 4″ x 12′ pressure-treated beams on site. Of course, there were delays in getting out in the cool part of the day, so it is a good thing that I like heat.… Read the rest
I took the week of August 1st off in order to build a new shed in the yard. The old shed had a leaking roof and was, generally, falling apart. In order to build the new one, I had to clear the old one out of the way.… Read the rest
The ladder injury really slowed me down, as has the weather. In the last few days we’ve had more rain than in the last month! But now that my hand is healed, I am back to dodging raindrops.
Doors, it turns out, are a massive pain in the arse to build, even when you use the material cut out from making the doorway!… Read the rest
I think, and I could very well be wrong, but I think I am done with the main structure for the fort.
The painter showed up bright and early this morning. She was sober this time, which was a plus. She stained the gangplank, then knocked out the unpainted half of the front wall, then got started on the light blue of the inside.… Read the rest
Or something like that. The hardware for the gangplank came in. As I was heading into The Big Orange Store, I spied that someone posted to Amazon that they used 2x10s for their ramps. Sold.
I managed to hit joist while trying to secure the gangplank to the deck.… Read the rest
You should cut out a doorway…and put trim around the window.