Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lazy or genius - installment 2

This is part 2 of what may or may not be a 2 part series.

That's right, I pressure washed the shower, genius!!  This was a 'before' pic, don't judge.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Rustic van door trim

In our house we're usually followers of the 'you make a mess, you clean it up' rule.  That's a lie, it's actually the 'wait it out until mom gets annoyed and cleans it for us' rule.  However if that doesn't work, rule one is usually followed.

A couple days ago my lovely wife made a mess.  She smacked the side of the garage with the van door and ripped off a piece of door trim.  As she does so many times for us, I decided to step up and clean the mess for her.  

Knowing how much she likes pallet crafts and the rustic look, I decided to incorporate that into the van.  I love it!  Kind of reminds of the classic 'woody' station wagons.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Book Shaped Humidor

My brother in law wanted a book shaped humidor for his pipe tobacco.  It's been a long time coming, but I finally finished the project.  This was the third version as I wasn't happy with the first two.  The drawers are a perfect fit but I'm worried they'll swell a bit once humidity is added... we'll find out soon enough.

The interior is all cedar.  The binder is walnut and covers are cherry.  I forget the type of wood used for the pages, but the grain really look like pages.

Monday, September 2, 2013

For a while now I've had this dust deputy attached to a shop vac.  It was on a platform with casters.  It took up a lot of space and was always in my way.  Not long ago I purchased this VacuMaid wall hanging shop vac.  I finally got a chance to hang it up this weekend.  It uses bags so I really wanted it attached to the dust deputy so I wouldn't have to replace bags all the time.  Well, this thing is so darn strong that it imploded my dust bucket.  When I fired it up the walls of the bucket started to cave in from the suction, then POP, the lid of the bucket gave up.  This is now hanging in the garage.  Never thought I would have to retire a shop vac because it was too strong??

Bike Hangers

Our garage is getting cluttered once again.  The camper takes up a lot of room and things have started to pile up.  I picked up a couple of these bike hangers from Harbor Freight.