So finally I can see the finish line but to be honest these simple flowers were intimidating. So much more appreciation for artist and there skills. This is the final enrty into the blog and i will post the finished pics under my projects. Thanks for visiting.
Knowing what little i do about paint i knew red would be a horrible collar to deal with and its covering ability.These pics where of the first coat of primer which were followed by an additional three coats before I was Happy enough to continue on.
Wow did I ever bite off a lot when I decided to deal with the curved top but all in all seems to be coming along nicely. Just softening up the edges and getting ready to clean up some holes. I’m starting to wish I had developed a hardwood plan instead of going with plywood. Also I found the color I wanted in the shape of my impact screwdriver case. My semi retired mechanics tools seem to still be coming in handy. lol
My son came to meet me tonight when I got home to tell me he of a ‘scavenge’ opportunity he lined up. Long story short, here’s one of the things we rescued from the dumpster: The lock is in place, as is the keyplate. Now to find a key that works, tighten this thing up, and enjoy! No work to do with this one compared to the last one. Good times! :-)
hello, just back from the mill and the concessions, these are some of the working conditions in the Bolivian forest logging Brazilian Redwood, Brazilian Walnut and tigerwood: ‘acampamento’, in Spanish this is an improvised temporarily spot where the workers eat, sleep and take a bath (from barrels) ‘acampamento’ from another angle ipe logging with a CBT tractor as you can see on the trunk (tigerwood), it is tagged with a number which is being inspected and ...
Got some free wood today….guess I’ll have to cut it up soon like Monte does. Our cousin had this tree cut down because they have a tendancy to fall down on houses without notice. They call these around here: “water oaks”, they have very shallow roots that will often rot below ground or just let loose when the ground gets too wet or too dry. We had one just like it fall down on the other side of the other neighbors house just a month ago narrowly missing the house. ...
I learned what a Chinese elm is 1 year and 10 days ago, and blogged about it here. A friend told me she had read about a very old one that had fallen on someone’s car during high winds the day before. It turned out to be only a 10 minute drive from work, which is where I was reading the email. At lunch I headed over, found the crushed truck on the side of the road, but the tree was already gone. Since then I’ve seen Chinese elms all over my area, and they are wild looking, beautif...
Hey folks. I decided I was going to get into the carpentry hobby. My background has been military, law enforcement, journeyman electrician and HVAC tech. This is new challenge so here we go. I just bought a Ridgid TS3350 tablesaw, Ridgid DP 15501 drill press and a Ridgid R29301 router combo w/benchdog extention table. I already have a vast collection of hand tools so I think I’m through until my project calls for another. I’m goin to just play with scrap wood that I have laying...
The remainder of the maple came down today and I got a shot of the main trunk section that I plan to mill. It’s definitely going to be spalted throughout. This bole is 35-40” in diameter and the arborist was able to leave it intact from base to crotch! It’s 11’ long. It’s partially cracked on the side you can’t see and does have some splitting, so it probably won’t yield wide boards. I think it is sound enough to go through with this venture. Th...
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