Not my best work.

There! I said it! I tried something the other day that didn’t turn out quite as well as I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, it turned out fine and will work for what I want. It even looks good if you don’t look to closely, but it’s definitely not my finest work and at…

The floating shelf project

With the library/office done I was looking for something to spiff it up a little. Don’t get me wrong, it looked great and is a nice comfy space to hang out in but the corner over the desk seemed a little bare. I could have hung a picture or two but Heather suggested rather than…

Growing up a space

As I may have mentioned in a previous post It’s been really rainy here on the “wet coast”. I think January broke all kinds of rainfall records and there were floods and washouts all over the island. Seemed like a good idea to stay with indoor projects so I started rejuvenating our garage “office”.  The…

It pays to outsource to someone who likes to do the work

With the solar shop up and running a while ago I figured it was time to start tweaking things. I had an idea that I’d make the panels adjustable for getting the optimum solar input. I wasn’t really sure how I was going to do it but I figured that it couldn’t be all that…

The solar workshop lives!

My shop is now finished and ready for use. Well, not totally finished. I have to insulate the ceiling and do some interior trim work around the windows and doors to button it up. Oh yeah and finish painting the exterior trim. But it is useable (and I have used it) and the solar power…

It’s the little things.

It’s been quite a while since I posted here. I’ve been busy. The big thing lately has of course been getting my solar workshop buttoned up and ready for the rains and cold weather this winter. But of course it’s not all work. I have also managed to get out on the river and do…

Best shop floor ever

It all started with a post on the local buy/sell/trade Facebook site that Heather follows. During the shop build she showed me a post advertising 3/4 oak hardwood that was being pulled up at a local house and thought it would work for flooring the shop.  Sounded good to me. They just wanted it gone…

Making room – The shop goes up

Time to slip back into project mode for a bit. With our trip to France done and the great retaining wall completed it was time to get some building done! First came the fence. That was a one day project that went together just great. Ray and I started laying things out and getting the…

The Big Pour and the Big Reveal.

Continuing on with the retaining wall project, with the forms all completed and ready the concrete pour was scheduled for last Tuesday at 11 AM. We had the pumper truck all lined up and the operator had scoped out the situation and said he’d have no problem getting it all the way to the back…

The Big Dig – Part 2… And more

Initially I was going to break this saga into 4 parts but life being what it is you have to roll with it. Parts 2 and 3  are now stuck together. Yolan arrived as scheduled Monday afternoon to start digging out the old retaining wall and made quick work of it. With the finger attachment…

I really think this is cool, but what is it with lamps?

It all started with a couple of marine electrical boxes that I found at Demxx. I didn’t really know what I was going to do with them and actually came home and showed Heather a picture of one of the boxes at which point she immediately sent me back out to get them. I love…