Category Archives: Arts and crafts

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: third door.

The wall of windows is complete. I fixed-ish the leaning problem by adding some steel to the inside frame.

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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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Arts and Crafts: Table Saw Repair.

In the last arts and crafts, i required a table saw to rip (cut in the same direction as the grain) multiple 2x3s to slim them down. Fortunately for me I already have one. Several years ago, I inherited one … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: Raise the floor.

This old shack has a lot of problems and challenges as well as hidden defects. One was that the entire back third of the house has a floor that is about 2.5″ lower than the front of the house. That’s … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: doors = windows

The projects here never end. Today i am removing a window and installing a door. I waited to do this until my deck was done so I’d have a surface to work from. The doors are heavier than lead bars, … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: deck part 2

Since the last time, I finished laying out the deck boards. Making sure the grain faced down. There are heated discussions about spacing or no spacing of decks. I chose spacing. I use the edge of my steel square for … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: New Deck, Part 1.

Got rid of the old deck. Putting up the new deck. I had hired a guy to do this for me, but we had creative differences and we had to seek opportunities in different directions. I knew it was going … Continue reading

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