Renovations begin!

We talked over the main jobs we wanted doing with Jaime, deciding that it was best to divide the work into projects, and quote for each, the idea being Jaime would quote for labour, giving us an approximate cost for materials, and then we would order the materials. We have learned from our mistakes, whenContinue reading “Renovations begin!”

This is Taking Longer than I Planned

This morning, after taking the dogs for a walk, it was time for work, in case we were blessed with a scorcher later! Firstly, I took the measurements required for the fillet to be inserted in the bottom  of the rotten gazebo post, then before I did anything else, I went and bought ten sacksContinue reading “This is Taking Longer than I Planned”

Simple Sanding Blocks

Well they would have been simple if I hadn\’t decapitated my fingers!!! 🙂 I started off with two lengths of scrap 2×4 each measuring 11\” long on the table saw. Why 11\”?  well standard sandpaper sheets are 11\”, it is my intention to use a 1/4 sheet on each block, and eventually these 11\” blocksContinue reading “Simple Sanding Blocks”

Word of Warning!

It doesn\’t matter how careful you think you might be, there is always room for error! This morning I was making some wooden sanding blocks on the table saw, I thought I was being careful, I was using my push stick to keep the blade away from my hand,  but saw I was about toContinue reading “Word of Warning!”

Bling Display!

I can\’t tell you how good it felt, there has been no sign of a cement mixer today, and I gave my last sack of cement to a neighbour, and back into the workshop. SWMBO wanted a portable Bling Display, she has two online Companies, but with Colombia being years behind everyone else, many don\’tContinue reading “Bling Display!”

Failure turned to Success!

Following yesterdays post, I posted about the problems on a woodworking forum I moderate on, and the Boss…John Heisz, who is now a good internet woodworking friend, gave me some advice, and I decided to try it. Fortunately I hadn\’t binned the metal plate, so the first job was to cut the slot for theContinue reading “Failure turned to Success!”