During the basement expansion project we had to replace the support pillar towards the front of this area because the original post foundation was not deep enough. At the time I couldn't get (or make) an appropriately sized pillar, so I had to use a 4" x 4", and I was never happy with how it came out:
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
The past weekend was Homecoming, and this year the Alumni Association at Cal State Easy Bay celebrated with a huge event that included a car show, live band and a myriad of stalls and booths. Naturally BAMA showed up with a full posse and the '68 made its second appearance of the Summer!
Sunday, October 23, 2022
I've got BIG plans for my new cabinet saw, but I wanted to start with a non-critical project, something that needs to be well-made, but can cope with the odd small error. In other words, shop furniture. Pretty much all of the drawers and cabinets in my workshop have been commandeered from elsewhere rather than custom built, and as a result some are less than ideal.
As usual I don't have a great "before" photo because I was too keen to get going, but I do have a picture from a few years ago which shows the drawers under my main workbench: a set of light wood drawers which came from the kitchen in a house I lived in between 2007 and 2011, and a really awful set of dark wood drawers that came from Ashby flea market. Time for a change!
This is a much more recent photo, after the old drawers have been removed, which also shows the woodworking vise I have to build around.
So, onto the attic then? It's probably fair to say that most people, when they move into a new house, don't immediately think about...
Memorial Day weekend means different things to different people. Years ago, it meant a trip to the INDY 500. These days it mostly means an e...
Mike Sultana, or Uncle Mike, as I used to call him, was my Dad's longest/oldest friend; they were mates from before I was born. I grew u...