Monthly Archives: May 2012

Starting the next project

I am feeling good enough with the workshop renovation to start the next project (using the workshop).  I am not quite done on the workshop – I still need to fix the trim around the new window and add trim … Continue reading

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One Final Memorial Day Project

Today was the big day for workshop projects. I had the window painted and ready to go this morning.  I didn’t find time to work on the workshop yesterday, so I set aside today to install the new window. The … Continue reading

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A perfect evening by the fire

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Planting the garden (and other house chores)

It is quiet during the day with the boys not here. That gives me a chance to catch up on chores. But I’d rather have the noise of kids running around and squeeze in chores on the edges. I picked … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Out (and Sweden wins 2012 Eurovision)

It is a rare weekend night that I am home and the boys aren’t here.  Even rarer now to have that and Susanna not working.  Last night was one of those rare nights.  In addition Loreen from Sweden won the … Continue reading

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The most usless tool ever (Chisel/Rasp combination)

I can’t believe I actually purchased these.  It is completely useless crap.  It functions neither as a proper chisel or a proper rasp.  Please don’t ever purchase one of these.  I’ll give you mine.  No wait, I won’t even do … Continue reading

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Ben’s Saw Bench

It felt good to get back into the workshop after over a week out of town for work.  I took a little break from my workshop renovation to build a saw bench with Ben. He helped me mill the top … Continue reading

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Workshop Progress

I had a pretty good weekend in the workshop.  Will and Ben accused me of being boring (spending too much time in the workshop – so I spend more time with them on Sunday).  It feels like there is a … Continue reading

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A simple woodworking project with kids

Last month I completed a set of pretty simple cutting boards with Will, Ben and Ben’s friend, Anthony. Making long grain cutting boards is simple, and was easy for the boys to complete. I did all the milling before the … Continue reading

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Spring nights

Spring evenings are meant for ice cream at Michael’s Dairy in New London followed by “dandelion soccer” in the overgrown field next door.

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