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.