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 (365:095) – 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.

Drilling in the workshop (365: 28) – Today I spent some time in the workshop. 3 pictures

Today I made a start on the new shelves for the garage.

My new shelves all finished. 3 pictures

Garage Project – Stage II. More shopping for lumber.

Photograph of Gary Allman working on a DYI project at his workbench in Springfield Missouri

Honey-do List – This week I’ve been working on my ‘Honey-do’ list and managed to cross off four items: Fitted a new front door, replaced the broken light switch in the kitchen and replaced the light fitting in Alek’s room. This afternoon saw me working on the fourth project. One-minute read

Tra-la! – The almost completed workbench, Just the pegboard, and some more shelves to add and it is finished. 4 pictures

Glued and screwed – and checking if the bench legs fit as planned – they did. 2 pictures

Getting Ready for Gluing.

Space is a bit tight – Here’s the bench laid out on the garage floor just so I can check it all fits. I’ve just got the legs for the benchtop to make now, and then it has all got to be assembled. The wall has to be painted before we can put it up too. Ginger is helping out by fixing the wall and painting it.

Building the workbench – The first thing I had to do was make a workbench so I could build the workbench. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Shopping at Lowes – This morning we went to Lowes to get the stuff needed to build the new workbench. Though of course, nothing is that simple. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Workbench Project – When we bought the minivan it became obvious that the garage would need reorganizing as it is a very tight fit. It’s almost impossible to get at any tools while the van is in the garage. 2 pictures

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