A week or so ago, Ron, posted a link to a video of a Romanian turner making a wooden flask. I just saw this from Popular Woodworking's turning series by Tim Yoder. He turns a similar "flask"- using…Continue
Fate has been conspiring against me in keeping me away from the lathe BUT tomorrow we start the Old Jail Pens! All of the materials have arrived, the blanks have been cut and drilled. Tomorrow we…Continue
Painting was first. Ceiling and walls. The wall paint was something I had never used. Sand mixed with the paint. It turned out better than I pictured it in my mind when I started. Mimi even got some glitter stuff to mix in with it. I know I rolled my eyes, too. But as always, her tastes are spot on. Everyone who has seen the paint raves over how nice it looks.
Once I was done painting, the floor was next. Several years ago, I put down a sheet vinyl floor. This time she opted…Continue
Finally! The bathroom is finished! (Almost)
As I mentioned before, we had Bathfitters redo the tub and walls of the bathroom. Our house was built in 1953. In those days, one bathroom was common and, with just the two of us, there really wasn’t much need for a second bath. I suppose pink and black were all the rage back then but the colors were a little bright.…Continue
Well, the bed is at home in the little neighbor girls' bedroom!
The move and assembly was not without a few glitches, but they were thwarted and we were victorious. The biggest problem came when I realized the floor was carpeted. It sure felt nice on the feet but made the alignment of some of the pieces a real pain.
The Dad helped get everything moved and was invaluable in setting up the pieces. …Continue