Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New Doors and Windows

Has it really been 3 months since my last post?

We've finally decided to get busy with some serious remodeling. Went back and forth trying to decide on paying someone to install windows and doors. I could not talk myself into it. After-all, I replaced many of them in my youth. Why not now?

The removal of the old door was smooth. However, with a few hiccups, the whoa-man and I set the back door. This was our practice door. In the back where, if we had any major problems, no one could watch and laugh. 
Old and tired
New and beatimus

Break out the squeegy 

What a difference!
These replacement (pocket) windows were a piece of chocolate cake to install. But, we're going to pace ourselves and only do one or two a month. Save ourselves from any physical pain and agony. Very pleased with product and our abilities/decision to carry on with our DIY.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Kitchen Cabinets are Done

The building and painting is done. Next year(?) we'll replace the countertop and sink. The whoa-man wants another fridge and a pantry-type cabinet between it and the washer/dryer. The list is long and keeps growing.


A short, crappy video on You Tube ---->   Kitchen Remod

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monsieur Possum

This is the 4th. First night. Used a piece of pork steak.

Anyone up for lunch?


The family will be surprised when I show up with this morsel for Christmas dinner.

Friday, December 15, 2017

More Kitchen Remod

So long dishwasher

Keeping the counter top, for the moment, will build the cabinet from within. 

As I had hoped, the dishwasher wire was long enough to install an outlet above the counter.

Drawers made and installed today.

Keeping the top gave me no choice but to build the cabinet piece by piece. My thighs and back are worn slap out. Can't hardly stand up. I'll rest a few days and will be fine. Need to fill the holes in the fronts, slip a shelf in, make the doors and paint. Getting there.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kitchen Remod +

Getting around to finishing the kitchen cabinets. Plus, more shop piddlin' inbetween.

Before

After. Paint, anyone?

Turtle intarsia/carving. Not too impressed with this one. Needs some highlights, I reckon.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Another Shop Project

Yet, another Christmas gift. This one's for the MIL. Nothing fancy. Mediocre wood.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Shop Work

The whoa-man had an idea for a coworkers' Christmas gift...

She likes anything Panda...

A little band saw.  A little dremel and, voila!