Category Archives: Arts and crafts

At least my vines still like me

Despite cutting these grape vines back to the stumps this winter, they all returned and look like they have forgiven me and intend to thrive.

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Arts and crafts: floor addendum

As I said previously, I had a few boxes of scraps from the flooring factory. I took them back to LOWES for no trouble return. But since I only get 90 days to return products, i felt the need to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: bedroom 98%.

The bedroom is mostly done. Just need some trim painting, baseboards and touchups and done. In summary, there is nothing here that was here when I started. Raised subfloor 2.5″ Replaced plastic plank floor with 3/4″ hardwood. Removed 4 windows. … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: New Floor

Time to put the bedroom floor in. I chose a 3/4″ solid hardwood from Bruce. I bought enough for the bedroob, kitchen, dining and living room. 36 boxes. Each one hundred pounds, 22 square feet, approx $100 per box. I … Continue reading

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Chain Saw Repair: Husqvarna 440

Nothing is as easy as it is supposed to be. I have a Husqvarna 440 chainsaw that I have had for a few years. The thing really works like a champ. The one thing I won’t tolerate in a 2 … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: Drywall

This sucks. I hate drywall. So much bother. Nothing is as simple as it’s supposed to be. According to YouTube experts, it shoult take 2 days for a room like this. I’m on day 10 and not even close to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: four door

The last of 4 doors is now in. We can call this the window room.

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Current events: elections aftermath

Nothing says peaceful transition of power like rounding up your political opponents for show trials, prosecuting their freinds, families and businesses, and using everything in your power to harass and silence their supporters.

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Arts and Crafts: tools

I bought into the porter cable series of 20v battery powered devices. The reciprocating saw gave up the ghost today. I thought it was the battery, but the motor just gave out. Too many mettal chips accumulating inside the motor … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: Simply Walking into Moredoor

In our last episode, I installed a sliding door, where a window had been. Today’s project is doing it again with a second door to replace a swinging door. When I’m done, I will have installed 4 of these. Learning … Continue reading

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