28
Sep 09

project roundup

I might have been a good candidate for the Darwin Awards, but thankfully didn’t bite it.

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21
Nov 08

Aluminum trigonometry

I ran into an interesting trigonometry problem a few weeks ago, when I was working on the cable pole installation.  The problem was simple enough: extend the pole such that the trash trucks wouldn’t snag it, thus ripping it down.  But the real question was: how tall must I extend it to get adequate clearance?  Indeed.

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15
Nov 08

Reinforced steel strike plate

The garage of our new house was broken into long before we bought it. Someone had kicked in the side entrance door. So I reinforced the doorjamb with a piece of steel angle iron, making my own door latch / deadbolt combo strike plate. Here are some pics…

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02
Nov 08

Kitchen remodel

Sarah and I decided our first big house project would be a kitchen remodel.  The old cabinets were very distinctive, but not that practical.  And Sarah loves cooking, so we needed an updated more convenient kitchen.

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27
Oct 08

Festivus, sort of

It’s that time of year again.  The weather is changing.  The leaves are falling.  We’ve already gotten our first light snow fall.  All of those elemental goings-on spell holiday buzz: Festivus!

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17
Jan 07

Weekend(s) painting dash

Sarah and I are both list people.
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04
Aug 06

Theater seats!

In lieau of a couch (which I’ve sold now, hurray!) I finally put together all the parts of my theater seats. Continue reading →


30
Jul 06

Shed project, part 3

Like giving birth, the pain is now behind us.

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02
Jul 06

Shed project, Part 2

Last time, I talked about the conceptual design of the shed.  Well, today Mark and I completed phase 2 of the shed project: the foundation.

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20
Jun 06

Shed project, Part 1

I’m building a shed very soon, but before I could get the materials, I needed to know how much stuff I had to fit inside the shed. That’s where Google comes in… Continue reading →