Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Signs, signs, every wheres signs.

                          As you can see I have been busy this summer making signs & things and 
                                                              attending a few craft fairs.Also been ta Maine , New Yorrk, Massachewsit , Ney Hampshire, Then back home again.  Cross out the last one, I forgot I live there.
                                                Turned out to be not to bad of a summer.
       I got a little creative with this one. I cut old corks in half with the band saw.                               Used an  old board and attached them with my pin nailer.
           Then I started looking thru all the others ( bout 200 thanks to some friends) and took the longest ones and attached them from the back using coarse drywall screws. Note I did pre-drill and used a hand screwdriver not to over tighten them and strip them out, on the right you can see the stem of a glass hanging

The top sign and this one here  I used twigs ( beech works well) again used the pin nailer.

This is some closet maid shelving w/ brackets and a small pan full of screws and other stuff that goes with it.  
YUP  you guessed it ta da dump we went and tada. they will work out good in the shop cause it will let the dust fall thru.
There to nice to let go we"ll  make them fit some where.

Well the summer has come and gone again we managed to take a few kayak trips. This one was on a long narrow lake very nice. OHH  I tried to get in the kayak by my self only to go topsee-tervee and yup soaked my butt well. This is a marker the state puts in letting boaters know where the rocks are just below the surface. Kayak no problem skimmed right over them. As you can see the local lake people are very patriotic. The colors and stripes do mean something also but da_  if I know.

Yes this is the same lake and for a few minutes thought I was on the titanic.

This is for Ms. B. she loves to slide only problem she wants us to go down it as well.
Found the slide at _______ the 4x4 pressure treated I had on hand. The interesting thing was making some steps, so I used old tool handles attached them to the 4x4 using electrical conduit mounting brackets tad bit more painting n were done.

Again not my idea its old the only thing that has changed is they went from glass to plastic. There were a few coffee cans in between. I can remember seeing my dads now, a piece of wood about
1 1/2 " square with the lids hanging on all for sides. Only problem if you were not paying attention whack  glass n screws flying every  I took of running.  lol  

A little to big to be mounted so I just left them on the shelf.
This past summer we had a chance to have family reunion at my cousins place in Wells Me.
The gave us the grand tour very, very nice house.  And her baked beans are to die for. Anyways Its a small house but very cute ( there retired) I was in the basement in Mike's work shop. He was working on restoring a motorcycle. But the thing that put me in awe was that as I looked around everything was well organized and in its place, I am sure if I had asked for something he would of had it a second!!!  Hey Cousin I want that recipe.
Again its that time to say
Keep those saws sharp
Stay safe
And have fun.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Its for real.

YES this is a real street sign in town. As you can see they have welded this one in a frame to the post
and set the post into extra concrete. ( it keeps getting stolen.)

the next pictures should be together and in a different order.
yup I'm still learning. my wife says that over time I am trainable.
This is the seat board to the swing I made,
the bricks were already there and there was a small seat at the end.
there is an old set of fire boots to the left that my wife puts plants in.

This is a pic of the swing. We hope Miss B enjoys it as much as we do.

This is one of the ( 6 ) bureaus that I have and is complete and off to
market. A consignment shop called Boomerangs located in Ply. NH.
Making color choices and selecting hardware are the most difficult part.
Of course I chose from what paint I have in stock or I can purchase on the oops rack @ Lowe,s or other stores lol. I have three boxes of hardware  (pictures to follow) that I dig through to find what looks good and that is based on if I have the right amount. tough job.

This is IT the sign that is mounted over the swing. Imagine finding this in the scrap metal pine @
da dump. Also it had to do with WINE love it. Well out came a cheap can of black spay paint,  n tada.

As you can see I removed the sign part so that I could mount the vine the frame of the swing.
Frame is rough saw 2x6 w/ coat of flat black. to hold the seat up I used good old rope 3/4" diameter for support . Looks pretty good huh. My wifes idea, she had one growin up I went to the pine's playground to swing.
Well its that time again we I must go. Happy woodworking, have fun,
and keep those saws sharp.  DFD

Monday, September 9, 2013

I heard many of excuses over the years and even used a
I have been busy this summer as you can see.
I went to a family reunion this past wknd and a cousin of mine commented that she liked my blog and whished that I would cont' so now that things have calmed down (rite)
Anyways this is one of the craft fairs/ market days that I attended. Yup I got the tent an all.
I not only sold the crafts that I made but a few old/odd pieces

I know its not to clear. I was told I had a nice display. Made me feel good.
On the left you can see some garden tool birdhouses, a bench i found ( @ da dump) are refurbished,
an interesting oak chair it had a place on the back so that the person sitting behind you could place a book or whatever I think it was in a church or meeting hall. On the right is a duck push toy.
And some black cats in 3 designs made to go atop window or door casings.   

I made a few signs out of wine corks it hard to see the glass hanging from the vino sign.
I know I need to learn how to zoom in. Just below is a piece of drift wood I found while walking with my lovely wife at Moody beach in Maine. It reminded me of the little sand pipers u see running around the beach all i had to do was add legs n feet so i used some copper wire and it worked great really looks good.
Choo choo trains, cars & trucks, wooden tulips, coat racks 
and to be posted at a later time the big boy toys!!!
In the center rear, a front end loader n Kenworth dump truck.
Well again its time to go so have fun be safe and keeps those saws sharp.

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Over the years I have collected soup, coffee, and whatever other cans I could find.
I have spent more time looking into these can to figure out what was in them ?
So I decided to label them only to have the tags fall off. Sooo
I found these clear plastic container ( nope can't remember where or when I got them. )

So as you can see I have quite a few, and I have placed them in some planting trays I had.
The best part is I have already filled a lot of them and still have a few left.