DIY

Making things and general household maintenance.

My job for the weekend is to convert this lot into a new front deck. 4 pictures

Garage Project – Just about done – For now… I’ve been tinkering with finishing this project for a few weeks now. It’s slowly getting there. Two-minute read, 5 pictures

Garage Project – Open sez-a-me. The doors are now fitted, and that’s all the main construction work complete. One-minute read, 6 pictures

Garage Project – Main storage area and the overhead shelving. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Garage Project – Ready to start building the main storage area. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Garage Project – The shop vac and compressor now have a new home. One-minute read, 2 pictures

That’s the corner cleaned up – The wall’s been patched, and the first coat of paint has been applied.

Garage Project: Getting Started With Stage IV – I forgot to take a picture before I started clearing away, so the corner to the right had already been cleared. One-minute read

I think I know what killed the fridge-freezer – The cats. Plus: Pride before a fall & I love it when a plan (albeit Plan B) comes together. 2 pictures

Tools required to make a weekly Bullet Journal (bujo) insert.

Weekly updates/inserts for my Bullet Journal. Two-minute read, 6 pictures

There was a blue flash and a bang, and the drier stopped working. 2 pictures

Photograph of a blue glass collection

Work on Ginger’s display shelving is finished. That’s a lot of blue glass! One-minute read, 4 pictures

Wooden shelves with hidden supports

My Weekend – Forty Feet of Shelving. I have my office, Ginger has her studio and my former office space. The office space has been due for remodeling for a long time. My first job has been to install forty feet of shelving to provide a home for most of Ginger’s blue glass.

Photograph of a garage workshop featuring a fold-down workbench

I’ve been kept busy with a couple of projects in the workshop this week Two-minute read, 4 pictures

A nice, simple project. I made three cellphone stands, one for Ginger, one for my nightstand and one for my desk. It took a couple of prototypes to get the depth just right so that the fingerprint sensor can still be used without the phone falling out of the rest.

Photograph of a garage workbench - mid project

Procrastinating In The Workshop. There are lots of other things I could be doing, like yard work. Instead, I’ve chosen to make three cellphone stands and a couple of bench rollers.

Photograph of a leather bound journal and Pilot metropolitan fountain pen

I’ve just built a lightbox/photography area into a closet in Ginger’s studio. We’ve also bought some new LED lights and this was a quick first test with just two of the lights operating. It looks like it is going to work. We are going to have to get some black card for the walls to …

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Photograph of a desk with a leather rest and writing area

For a long time now I’ve been using a piece of 16″ x 20″ black card on my desk as a rest and writing surface. It had begun to look a little the worse for wear, with water stains, cat snot, ink spills, and whatever on it. Rather than spend another $5+ on more card, …

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A Faux Dori, leather Journal or Bullet Journal cover

I’ve made a smaller simple leather journal / bujo cover for everyday carry 5 pictures

I’ve got my new monitor stand and cable tidy. 3 pictures

Photograph of a steam punk weapon / side arm.

My sister is having a steam punk themed wedding, so I’ve made myself this steam punk gun. After the wedding I’ll give it to them mounted in the frame below. I spent a lot longer on making this accessory than I should have, but I’ve never tried making a model like this before. Touring the …

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Bookcase – Finished – I didn’t take a picture of the finished bookcase, so I took a couple today. 2 pictures

Photograph of a compressed air nail gun and eight gallon air storage tank

Have I ever mentioned how much I like my nail gun?

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