Wednesday, June 18, 2014

And why I love handtools...

Just a simple example. I had to fill some holes to hide the screwhead. This is a typical application for a plugcutter, but I don't have any, and the holes are 11mm which is a weird size.

So what to do? Being a handtool junky I just scribe a circle on a piece of wood and cut it with the bowsaw. Easy peasy.

In the meantime I have installed the windows. Now I just need to do a lot of painting, not in the least painting the wall again to repair the demolition damage.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Painting, not what I like most.

This is not my favorite part of the job: Painting. But the new windows need a good coat, so I just have to do it. All is now primed, glass has been ordered, hopefully next weekend the weather will be fine so I can install them.

In the mean time I have discovered some serious damage to my workshop. It is a small wooden shed, and several boards have been silently rotten away. I have allready replaced one, but after demolishing an old fence at the back of the shed, I discovered more damage. At this moment I am clearing out the workshop, moving everything to the garage, so I can gain access to the bad spots.

That means of course, not much fine woodworking will be done in the near future. i think this is great opportunity do some much needed reorganisation of my workspace, clean out loads of rubish and sell some tools I don't really need anymore (or didn't need ever).