Jan 09, 2022Making the gear closet doors

Gluing the frames & fitting hinges. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

There have been a few upgrades in the workshop. Black Friday Grizzly had a drill press and bandsaw on sale at a price I couldn’t refuse. The pair cost less than the bandsaw normally retails at. Both tools have been on my ‘to buy’ list for ages. The bandsaw came in particularly useful for all the joints I had to make for the gear closet doors.

And for Christmas Jim and Carol gave me a new DeWalt drill driver and impact driver, which have come in very handy. I now need to find a new home for my old (as in over 17 years old) DeWalt drill driver, which came all the way across the Atlantic with me.

The white shelf unit in the background of the picture below is a sort of staging area. Each shelf is dedicated to one or more projects. Right now I have more going on than I can cope with. There’s:

  • The hall gear closet project
  • The utility room project
  • Kitchen baseboard and quarter-round replacement
  • Ginger’s storage closet
  • some storage units for Ginger’s studio
  • A gutter downspout to fix
  • ‘Monolith’ finishing

Then there are the minor jobs I’ve done over the past couple of months but not bothered to mention, like:

  • replacing a broken bathroom window
  • Jacking up the roof at the front of the house (with a car jack) and replacing a rotten roof support post base
  • Replacing our front door (okay helping Jim do it).
  • Fitting two new front lights

There’s probably more, but those are the highlights. And September through November I was working 60-80 hour weeks.

Finishing a door and shelf – for the hall gear closet. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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