This thing where they’re telling me their names as soon as I pick up the right pieces, I’m kinda liking it. Continue reading process post: triads
I found this rusty weird-ass chunk of wire in the backyard of a house in Albuquerque, & I knew right away it was gonna turn into something like this. When I tucked it into the basket to go out to the woods yesterday, it told me its name: Suspend. Continue reading process post: Suspend
Apparently Woods Day is also Make A Big Piece For Trickster’s Trash Day these days. I’m good with that. Continue reading another thing!
It’s been far, FAR too long since I’ve made a BIG piece for Trickster’s Trash. I knew more-or-less what this piece was going to be when I picked up the already-twisted bucket handle that frames it, so using this as a place to dip my toes back in was kinda perfect.
This is where I started. It’s rare that I have this much of an idea of where I’m going to wind up this early, & even rarer that I stick this close to what I’d envisioned. I’m not sure what, if anything, that means — but I’m happy with the results! Continue reading I made a thing!
I haven’t posted nearly enough pictures of this in process, so here’s a bunch now that it’s done! Continue reading soap shelves!
I mean. There’s Stuff going on, & it’s Distracting, focus is … not entirely a thing. But I am getting things done!
Above: shelves, for a set of shelves that will, once they’re done, hold all my soap backstock. Given that currently that’s sort of shoved in a corner in my workroom, this is a needed piece of furniture. Continue reading scattered focus
I called my aunt on the way to Home Despot today, & opened the conversation with I AM ABOUT TO SPEND SO MUCH MONEY
Yep, I was whining. But that’s how it goes. We had a lovely chat. Turns out my uncle bought a van & has been converting it into a lovely tiny travelling house, so yay! It runs in the family!
… but eventually I arrived at the Despot of Home Improvement, thence to buy All the Things. Continue reading step 1: buy lots thing
Yes, this is both your cats & progress post for this week, on account of I’m picking up the trailer on Friday & aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa
But I finished up the worktable, complete with shelf & lumber storage, & LOOK AT IT, IT IS SO GOOD
Also Major Tom likes it a lot. Here, he is saying ‘dis mine’. Continue reading a Combined Post!
I’ve spent most of the week working on what I’m calling ‘tinker’s wagon infrastructure’, or stuff that’s gonna make the build easier — from buying a bench vise to making cutting guides specifically tailored to work with my roommate’s circular saw, thus allowing me, for the first time in my life, to cut wood, or indeed anything, in a straight line.
But more about that next week! Due to circular saw issues, I spent the latter part of last week on another task I’ve been putting off, that of Making My Space Pretty.
Above you’ll see the purple shelf I finally got hung up, & gorgeously adorned with pretty things. It’s above my desk, so that I can look up & see it there.
IT TURNS OUT that if you use right-angle thingers & clamps to hold your 2×2 pieces together, & then GLUE them into place, & ONLY THEN do you drill the pilot holes & put in the wood screws, it works a WHOLE LOT BETTER. Continue reading those other shelves