Well I live in a studio apartment and last night I decided to buy the tools and supplies to make some wood projects from home. The inspiration was the 2x4 project my teacher mentioned in class. What can you make from one or two 8' boards? I am not going to do that exactly but I am going to make my own projects more or less.

I am using what I learned in Woodwork Grade 11 and 12 at school - Hand tools, glue, dowels, and if I can manage it - tenons and mortices. Oh and I learned how to make tons of mistakes - this I learned on my own and not from the teacher. 

After sleeping on some ideas for projects I woke up excited surprisingly. 

 

The first tools are going to be a hand saw, cordless drill and drill set, coping saw, square and some clamps.

First project with that list was to slap a cabinet door onto a pair of old rails from Restore. The plan was to create a table that I could put on the record cabinet Deanna gave me.

 

Quick job to drill in four holes into each pillar and the same into the 'bottom' of the cabinet door. 7 worked but I was askew and ended up punching out. First project.

From there I glued some dowels into the holes and slapped it all together. Now I have a 18"x15" table for my printer and Xbox. Underneath I can put some supplies so my desk is a bit cleaner. 

The wound from the punch out is hidden underneath and in the back but I was still proud. $12 and I supported Habitat for Humanity.

 

Next I planned out and started a shelf for my tiny kitchen counter. It will be two levels and cut at a 45 degree angle. The first part was to glue the planks together sideways and layout the angled cut. See first picture.

Tomorrow I will saw it and sand the edges so I have the two shelves. Next will be to manufacture the sides. One piece of spruce was $12.

All finished.

 

Oh ya I forgot to mention that my first idea and project was to extend the shelves of my book shelf. Ended up just dropping a piece of plywood on the shelf so I have 10 inches of extra space on each side! Now I can put my plants or chess awards or whatever. :) For this one I went big and bought a $25 piece of plywood. Lots left over for the next project.

I wonder what I can make for record collection...

Records

Sunday, 18 April 2021 17:29

The other night was like hitting it on the lines with every shot. A natural for once. No misses. On top off that were the emotions. Of course I am talking about record playing. First up was MC5, a...

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Sunday, 24 January 2021 02:55

Mishima: A life in four chapters.

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Sunday, 24 January 2021 02:34

Enjoyed a fine January day along Okanagan Lake.

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Monday, 18 January 2021 04:07

Starting in Lake Country we biked to Oyama along the Rail Trail. Sept 4 2020  

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Monday, 18 January 2021 03:57

"I don't have a feeling for a CD like I do for a vinyl record I don't have any more." The list after the jump. Oct 2020  

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Monday, 18 January 2021 02:55

Well it is mid January and it is warm with little snow on the ground in Kelowna. What snow there is has been packed down hard on the trails. One will find almost any trail used these days; it is a...

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Sunday, 10 January 2021 05:32

Well I live in a studio apartment and last night I decided to buy the tools and supplies to make some wood projects from home. The inspiration was the 2x4 project my teacher mentioned in class. What...

Movies

Monday, 12 October 2020 00:16

Als ich wie ein vogel war (When i was a bird) from the movie 1989.   by Klaus Renft Combo   with Paperhouse by Can thrown in.  

Records

Sunday, 11 October 2020 00:38

Mothers of Invention - Mothermania  The needle has dropped. Pray for me.

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Thursday, 24 September 2020 23:11

Public Image Limited - Second Edition Previously released as Metal Box  

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Monday, 07 September 2020 22:07

Two movies have caught me of guard recently and they both left a lasting impact. Crip Camp and Merata are documentaries on Netflix people should make time to see. Make you proud and lift you up.

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Sunday, 23 August 2020 16:48

John's Family Hike August 22nd, 2020

Astronomy

Sunday, 16 August 2020 07:56

Observing Report Aug 15th 2020 Site: Okanagan Observatory A night to simply look at whatever objects are available. Guests didn't show. Caught M74 galaxy apparently and a strange satellite around...

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Saturday, 08 August 2020 19:03

Rock Hard by Suzi Quatro

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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 19:57

Three Hearts (1979) by Bob Welch

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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 19:49

French Kiss (1977) by Bob Welch

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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 19:43

Once Upon A Star (1975) Bay City Rollers

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:23

California Bloodlines (1969) by John Stewart

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 22:56

If You Knew Suzi... by Suzi Quatro

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 22:44

Night Out by Ellen Foley

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Sunday, 26 July 2020 17:47

Observing Report July 25th 2020 Site: Okanagan Observatory

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 23:35

Observing Report July 19 2020 Site: Okanagan Observatory

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 23:09

The Slider by T Rex

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 17:26

Rubycon by Tangerine Dream

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:59

Music Inspired by The Lord of the Rings by Bo Hansson