There is a piece of my fence that borders the road, that until recently has been covered by the azulina hedge on the road side, but with the work I did in the lane alongside us, I cut all the azulina down from the side of the workshop, where it was growing along the fence,Continue reading “Back to Work”
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Yesterday, I went to try and get my air conditioning working in the Montero, but although I found the workshop in Bello, it was obviously busy, and there was nowhere nearby to park, to make enquiries, so gave it up as a bad job, whilst doing so, I realised that the recently repaired broken tooth,Continue reading “Keeping busy!”
Yes, my scrapwood challenge yesterday, was to make two mallets from some scrap mahogany I started off by cutting the handles on the bandsaw, because that would determine the size of the holes needed in the mallet head. That done, I moved on to the heads, which I was making from scrap 3\” x 3\”,Continue reading “Mallets!”
Photo Frame Production
Yesterday, I decided to finish the photo frames, that I have been meaning to make for months! I had them prepared from old reclaimed mahogany, the first time, I started on these, I tried to cut the rebate with my router, it was my fault, instead of taking numerous passes, I tried to do itContinue reading “Photo Frame Production”
Mirror Mirror on the Wall!
Yesterday, I went over to my Mother-in-Law\’s and finished fixing the trim to the new doorway, that\’s another job off the list, but it added another, because on her landing hangs a mirror! Last year I made a mirror for my Mother-in-Law, using reclaimed mahogany found lying in the garden, but over the year, itContinue reading “Mirror Mirror on the Wall!”
Honest…I did make two!
Because in my last post, I only showed one saw-horse, I have been asked if I did make two, the answer to that is yes, I just hadn\’t finished it off, However now I have cut two removable top rails from mahogany, so they will last longer, and added the rope stretcher. In the photo,Continue reading “Honest…I did make two!”
This morning, I was covered from head to toe in sawdust, both from the table-saw, and sanding! I cut up some scrap mahogany into 1\” x 1\” strips for the trim, the idea being that it will create a lip on top of the board, so any loose marbles can\’t roll off. I then cutContinue reading “More Sawdust!”
I started early today, the first job was preparing the drawer fronts, I decided that because they are recessed it would not have looked right, to route the edges, I sanded them up to 320 grit, then drilled and fitted the handle screws in place. They then had a coat of varnish, and were leftContinue reading “Bedside Tables…Finished!”
I\’ll never live this down!
Having worked all morning, after clearing away lunch, and Marcela leaving for work, I decided to get stuck in again, I made the decision, and went for wooden drawer runners, so firstly I assembled the drawer carcases, there is nothing fancy about them, because they are so small, they are just glued and brad nailed.Continue reading “I\’ll never live this down!”
Whoever thought that buying timber could be, a stressful experience? I have the plans for our new bed, and the list of timber I need to build it, I thought compiling that was the hard part, but it isn\’t! I spent most of last week, when the car was on the road (burst radiator hose,Continue reading “Buying Wood”