Wednesday, October 01, 2014

new end table

So, we knew there were bugs in the madrone end table. It finally drove me crazy and I yanked it out of there.  Here's a cross-cut of the wood, where you can see the many holes dug by the grub, before it comes out as a beetle.

  I had a good helper to deal with the dust and dirt of ripping a cobbed-in table off the wall:

it's kind of cool to see the old cob underneath all the plaster:

I got the new redwood piece in place, and plastered it in:

 Then there was a lot of white wash to redo. Again, supervised:

Doesn't look too bad... in this light:

I could do more polishing and painting... and probably will.

Gen challenges - carbon build up

I had to take the diesel gen apart yesterday, to try and figure out how bad the carbon build up was, and how to fix it.  It was bad.   This...