Sunday, September 7, 2014


       Well I haven't gotten very far over the last couple of weeks . I' ve been gone for a few days and then I started back to work last Tuesday. It always takes me a few days to get my times down after I go back to work . I think that's all part of being old .
when I last posted I told you I had made legs out of pressure treated 4x4 but forgot to post a pic so here it is.............

 the rest of the pics just show my slow progress of this reconstruction of this cabinet. I still need to put drawers in the very bottom of the cabinet but that will not be until next week.................................Thanks for taking a look and please leave a comment if you wish you could also follow me .....Thanks again

Friday, August 22, 2014


           I bought 2 of these cabinets at a church yard sale approx. 5 years ago . I think I paid about $5.00 each but I could be lying I really don't remember. Any way I set them along the wall and put doors on them to cover what ever I had hidden in them . As you can see they just became crap catchers. They had so much stuff on them you couldn't see the top.

         I've been needing a work bench/ storage for a long time so I have decided use these . I have removed the face frame and the pedestal and put on 4 ,11 " legs I like my work benches to be tall because I can't bend over very well anymore .

      I plan to install a wood working vice and several drawers . I think in my own case drawers will not become so trashy and will have a much cleaner look over time. I'm going to try to keep the top clean and not let it get buried like it was in the past. also there will be about a 4' opening in the middle for my jointer to sit I'm going to try to make a pullout sled to use it and then slide it back in when I'm done

         An interesting note you remember I told you I bought these at a yard sale at a church . When I pulled the face frame off there was a sticker on one of the boards that was dated 1967. I thought that was kinda interesting..........Thanks for Looking

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

That Time of Year Again

                        Well it's that time of year again when I have to start getting ready to go back to school bus driving. This summer seemed to just fly by this year and I got nothing of major importance done . Well as they say that's the way it goes! I've had a few projects I've been working on slowly I will put on a few pieces and then take them off again because I don't like them. I try to build all my stuff so it can be completely assembled as a dry fit ,before I apply any glue or mechanical fasteners, it makes the whole process difficult because the fit has to be right on. Some times I run out of materials because of mistakes and I have to purchase more material before I can proceed with the project..... Some times I just get tired of a project and I will put away for a while then I usually have to start over because I don't think it looks good anymore.

                     I always tell myself this time I'm going to slow down and document my procedure but I never do just the way I am I guess .I am working on a game for the family fall festival my wife puts on at the Church each year. Its just a bunch of games for the kids to play and they win tickets to purchase prizes It's a lot of fun and its all free. This year I am trying to build a chicken coop and have a wheel in the bottom to disperse one plastic egg at a time . If anyone has any good ideas let me know all Input would be much appreaciated               Thanks for all of you're responces

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Doggy Casket Revisited

                        Here is the doggy casket all finished it has 4 coats of white high gloss enamel latex paint on it.
The inside is lined both top and bottom with black felt .
The weather here in Oregon is such that I need to let the paint cure for a few days because it remains sticky for a while .. now all I have to do is deliver it to Idaho

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

3 basket clothes hamper

  I constructed this shelving for my sister in law its 3 basket clothes hamper. the main legs are 1 inch sq. and everything else is 3/4 inch set in 1/2 inch spacing I think it is what she wants but I'll have to take it to her in Idaho to find out

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Getting Old


                        I find it hard to believe that its August already. I haven't got a good start on everything I wanted to get done this summer. I think my biggest problem is my age  I' m a lot slower than I use to be but I keep telling myself I'm not . I seem to have more trouble with anything that requires being on my knees I'm only good for about 5 minutes then I have to stand up and move around. My eyes don't want to work as well either I have to take my glasses off if I want to look at anything up close and then I have to spend 30 minutes looking for them. I cant tell you how many times in a day I'll measure something 2 or 3 times and still cut it wrong . Oh well that's the price we pay for life sad part about it is I feel this old and sore and I'm not old enough for retirement yet. I won't go into what other parts of my body that have either shut down or just plain don't work anymore that's a whole new blog. Thanks for looking

Thursday, July 31, 2014

dog casket

  Well I got absolutely no response to my request about pet caskets so I ventured out on my own   I had some old pine that I had practiced routing on so I plained it down to half inch thickness . I just started cutting parts and fitting them together and this is what I came up with.
The top is made from 3/4 thick and both the top and bottom I plan to line with fabric
The casket its self measures a foot wide two feet long and 8 inches deep  .
I haven't as yet decided how I am going to attach the lid nor how I am going to finish the out side I've been thinking of just painting it white but my wife thinks it should be stained . I also plan to put a handle on either side just so it will be recognized as a casket.  Tell me what you think......Thanks for looking

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

doggy casket???????


                      I have a family member who has a small dog that has become part of her family. all of her children have grown and left home to pursue what adventures they may. The is a great little dog it has a ton of personality and is cute. I'm not exactly sure what its medical problems are but the vet says she is going to die from it. I have been ask to build a casket for this dog and I really haven't got a clue as to where to start. Personally I think a casket is a bit much for a dog but my wife assures me that it quite a thriving business. I would greatly appreciate any input that anyone could give me maybe a picture or two would be nice. .Thanks for looking

Sunday, July 27, 2014

prodical son

      Just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive and kicking even though I haven't posted anything for a year now. I have been going through some things that I don't want to discuss at this time . I haven't really done any wood working in the past year either, I have done a couple of projects for things around the house but nothing earth shattering. I do plan to start up again in the next couple of weeks right now its too hot to get anything much done. If anyone see's this post drop me a line to let me know you are still out there............     Thanks Dr. Rock