With all that tree trimming (last January already!) I've had a giant pile of poles/branches that are all about 15 feet long. I set up a saw horse sort of thing and put about a dozen in there at once and cut them up. do that for a couple of hours and you have a lot to stack up.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
So, the French doors (south, center) have begun to move apart from one anther. I think it's actually the west side of the house is settling a touch faster than the east, and thus the frame is widening a bit. Why this matters is the catch between the doors doesn't always 'catch', and the door stays open.
So, even though I spent a bunch of time beveling (is that the right word?) the hinges into the frame back when I put them on, I realize the easiest solution is to move the west door slightly to the east. Here's what it looks like at the hinges before I started:
And after I put in a little shim behind the hinges, all worked well:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Well, this time I did manage to get some photos along the way. Here I cut a rough knife shape out of an old chunk of bandsaw blade (found in the woods):
well, not too many photos. I then drilled 3 holes for brass rivets and added a piece of oak from a former handle of my framing saw (that had cracked under use a while back):
and after some shaping of the handle and much filing of the blade, I got down to sharpening the edge with my nice japanese water stone. Ended up pretty good!
Kind of amazing. This is the before and after. Just leave them in a closed bag with a tablespoon of ammonia (it's got to be the f...
Well, we finally got our laundry situation *ironed out*. I made a small redwood frame after a design Melissa saw on some home supply websi...
Still Pegging, Brackets. All the pegs are in now, and in some cases I still have to go back and saw off the ends. Sort of debated about lea...