Because of Covid 19, we had to make a lot of last minutes changes with no doubts more to come as we approach our date of Oct the 14th.
Currently, as it stand if our family members comes from Quebec or Ontario (or anywhere else if allowed), they would have to self isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Not very practical, so that entails changing a few things, not to mention venue, catering etc. Oh and maximum 50 people in church or venue after...
You may now kiss the bride thru your mask... Yah, should be a wedding to remember :-)
Accordingly, lots of small stuff to finish around the house and yard.
Also made time to deliver to my son his stitching saddle and small portable vise.
I was going to make one, but at this rate, it was faster to buy him one from Tandy Leather.
Took some measurements, will make another someday...
Our plans is to make some of those three legged campaign stool, with the hardware from LV.
Should be fun, then maybe try some Rorrkee chairs??
In the yard dept, finally made a new door for my gardening tool station in the back.
That door being one single panel of wide pine (both sides of the hearth), it did not took long to take on a banana shape affair. I removed it months ago to fix, but it keep slipping. Time to clean up the yard :-)
Was debating ripping it in smaller pieces, alternate them add a few more piece, or simply make batten door. Then I came across this piece of plywood, about the right size...hummm
And that way I don't have to recut the hinges gains.
NO problemo, will just rip pieces on both sides of door and insert my piece of plywood in between.
Surface cut left my my ripping monster, Disston D8 4.5 TPI
Quick clean up on vise, then shooting board
Both half reunited, flush, flat etc, good to go, except for one small misguessing
Door sandwich, to be trimmed after
Oopsie, the first saw I grabbed from the till was this one awaiting to have new teeth recut.
Does not cut whatsoever, but start very smoothly :-)
That one yielded better faster results.
OK, no sweat add a larger than first guesstimated piece by adding in more fudge factorials
And then I need to make two more of these. After....later...
Made some rough angle cuts with the ripping saw, then carved the circle with a chisel bevel up
The left over piece. Yes I purposely put the only knot on my piece.
Just need to secured it to the side of my cross cut fence on my multi purpose saw bench.
Does not need much force to keep it there while working.
Oh that? Yeah still have some work to finish post my inventory :-)
I seriously need another plane till. Coming sometimes post wedding :-)
The other side had to much to chisel out
So did some more carving cuts with the rip saw
After quick work with the chisel, time to check for length.
Cleaned up cuts on the shooting board, then off to
the paint station outside for its coat of white primer
Not making another new piece at this time, patch, scrape repaint will do.
The other chair need to fix one armrest. Should be done shorthly.
Also finally got the cement mixer going, was poorly machined, did lots of filing to get it going easier, better, quieter :-) It is a direct drive from a gear on motor turning stamped out rough openings in the drum rim.
Exchanged it? It would had probably be just as bad, screw that, I just fixed it.
It's just that it has been low on my a list for a while. It pop back up, she is making flowers for the wedding.
Bring in the ingredients for Jean's recipe soil mix.
Now that I think of it, that is probably when I hurt my back. Moving slowly today :-(
The mixing augers
I figured will try a soil mix first so if I ran into problems,
I won't be stuck with a cement mess on my hands.
Work great, and will see more soil mixing in the Spring.
A few more projects in the house, long overdue, so... Just to pretty-fy the house to receive people at home :-)
Clearing out the man cave to do some work and relocate the TV.
Put back in storage my life that was sprawled all over the wall :-)
Those? Yeah, still need to find them a home.
In the foreseable future... after honey moon, don't think I will get to it before
But my next project is the gates outside.
I need to hang them up.
Will gather material for it tomorrow, just finished planing
my bright plans :-)
Bob, nursing a bad back today