Wednesday, June 30, 2010

clean shop

I have just finished 2 & 1/2 days of constant cleaning in my shop and you can't tell anything has been done. I need to figure something else out because this aint working.I don't have a dust collection system and I think that is a big portion of my problem.Another of my problems is staying on task I'll be working along and realise that I'm doing something not even related to what I started. I'll clean a spot and then move every thing from another spot into it so I can clean that spot . It's a vicious circle I tell ya,when will it end. It used to be kinda funny I called it moving saw dust but now I just can't take it anymore.If anyone has a clue about how to stay focussed tell me please all comments are welcomed.....

Monday, June 14, 2010


It stopped raining long enough for me to finish my deck.I still have a bunch of small stuff to do but the major part is finished.We have already had our first meal out there.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I found this mirror at a yard sale it cost me$2.00 its oval and beveled all around the edge I really don't know what kind of wood that I made the frame from at the time I thought it was walnut now I'm not sure,could be cherry?

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I built this chest approx 15 years ago all I had was a skil saw and a sander and that was about it
It lives quietly in my bedroom and holds things we don't use often.It's built entirely from recycled pine boards which were crates for industrial radiators.If you look close you can see nail holes in spots.

The corners are all box joints and the handles swing up and lock so you can lift it. There is also an applied molding around the bottom for a foot. I'm thinking maybe I ought try building one now that I have the proper tools to do it,could be interesting.......

Saturday, June 5, 2010

christmas crafts

Every year my wife has a holiday show at our house We have to give up a least 2 rooms to hold every thing. I cut these out with a scroll saw and she paints them. She is the one with all the talent.
She also makes other things like theamed baskets which are good for employers to buy for they're crew.I don't have any pics of those when she makes some I'll post pics then.

The holiday gift show is normally the weekend after Thansgiving and runs for three days. It gets more and more successful every year.

This year she tell's me we are going to do a larger project I can't wait to see it.

If anyone would like to order anything we can be reached thru this blog. Just type in you're e-mail address and I'll contact you...........Thanks for looking Rick