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The idea for this project came from my brother-in-law. Making child size furniture is quick, easy, and a good way to use up a few scrap pieces of wood. Making the chair was the easy part. Making the chair safe … Continue reading
My nephew needed a bicycle for when he visited his grandmother’s house. So we bought a bike from a garage sale and gave it some work. Should be good enough for the occasional ride.
This project documents the process of refinishing a clothes dresser. As purchased, circa 1948, these dressers were stained, and at some point in the 70’s were painted over. Therefore the refinishing process included stripping the paint, sanding down the bare wood, staining, … Continue reading
For a while now I have felt that my ability to organize my tools left something to be desired. After looking through Jim Stack’s “Building the Perfect Tool Chest” I had a rough idea about the type of tool box I … Continue reading
Since 1996 lodge pole pine trees in Colorado have been suffering from an infestation of Japanese pine beetles. Every year the beetles lay eggs in the infected trees, which ultimately kills the tree. In a effort to prevent the spread of the beetles to … Continue reading
In elementary school we were taught that plains Indians used every part of a buffalo they killed. This project is about applying the same concept to our old BBQ grill cover. Our grill cover was acquired second hand from my in-laws when we purchased a … Continue reading