Friday, August 9, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
If you search the internet for sliding barn door hardware you'll be shocked at how expensive they are. Miranda wanted one and I wasn't about to shell out $400, so I just made it. The 'hooks' on the door are 2" plate steel that I heated with a torch and bent around a 1" dowel. The long slider is just another piece of plate steel. The wheels are garage door pulleys. The round attachment points touching the wall are dowels with a lag bolt through the middle. Everything including nuts and bolts were hit with black spray paint. I probably could have found something cheaper than buying the plate steel at Home Depot, but even with that I probably have $50 in this setup.
Closeup of the garage door pulley.
... and yes, it slides like butter.
Here are a few things I made camping the other week. I carved this spatula with a draw knife and spoke shave.
These twig whistles were a big hit with the kids, not so much with the grown-ups. Some worked great, some worked OK, and some didn't work at all. Still trying to figure out the right recipe.
at 5:58 PM