Gary’s Workshop

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

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

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 compressed air nail gun and eight gallon air storage tank

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

Building an eight foot long, recessed bookcase for the hall. 4 pictures

Making the bed – When Ginger said “Make the bed.” I’m pretty sure this is what she had in mind. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Making stuff

Making stuff (365:361) – Today I made myself useful by making stuff in the garage. 2 pictures

Three x-rays, one tetanus shot and twelve stitches later (365:135) – Do not try this at home. It was a fairly normal Sunday, church from 8.30am until around midday. Back at home I finished processing the outstanding wedding pictures, and then for a break I decided to work on my Mark III backpacking stove.

Making huaraches (365:123) – I meant to make a to-do list today. So I ended up doing all sorts of things that didn’t really need doing, and missing out on things I should be doing. Oh well. One-minute read, 5 pictures

More fun in the workshop – Today we are building a “batch-loaded, inverted downdraft gasifier” wood stove out of old tin cans. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

A brief visit to the workshop. No sooner did I turn the scroll saw on than the blade broke. Fitting a new blade I discovered the spare blade I had wasn’t the right length … 3 pictures

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman using a nail gun to rpair a kitchen drawer.

Repairing a kitchen drawer – Today I repaired a kitchen drawer and in the process learned two valuable safety lessons.

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