Encasing the HVAC


Basement, Blog, Home, Woodworking

As Ellie and I speed up on our project of finishing the basement of our house, we’ve broken the process down into bite-sized chunks to help us keep moving forward. The small projects were written in the order they need to be done, so we don’t end up getting ahead of ourselves. While writing out […]

September 26, 2018

Workshop Air Cleaner


Basement, Blog, Home, Woodworking

I make a lot of things, but the thing I’m best at making is a mess. The mess can usually be justified, by me, because I have a fairly good memory of where things are in the shop. However, I don’t live alone so I need to keep a cleaner shop in order to not […]

September 19, 2018

Basement Lights


Basement, Blog, Home

When a project is too big, I have a lot of trouble wrapping my mind around it. The biggest issue is where to get started or what to do next. Sometimes you think, I’ll just take care of this first but then you look at what needs to be done and realize some other task […]

September 12, 2018

Anniversary


Basement, Blog, Home, Living Room, Woodworking

It’s been two years since Ellie and I tied the knot. We did many things in that time and learned and grew as a couple. She is a wonderful woman who I wouldn’t wish to spend a day without.  So how do you commemorate two years of marriage. I heard somewhere that the second anniversary […]

September 5, 2018

ShopSmith II


Basement, Blog, Home, Woodworking

I like to think karma affects me. I like the concept that if you do good things, good things happen and vice versa. It keeps me honest. Sometimes the good things that happen aren’t directly related, but with a big enough pencil I can connect the dots. Nearly a year ago I was walking on […]

August 29, 2018

Hanging Drywall in Basement


Basement, Blog, Home

In the ongoing saga of finishing half of our basement, we’ve been making slow progress. So far, Ellie and I have bought the bulk of the materials, and we have insulated two of the rooms. After insulation, the logical next step is to hang the drywall. Hanging drywall in the basement is not a particularly […]

August 8, 2018

A CNC


Basement, Blog, Woodworking

I have wanted a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) router for years. The problem, however, is that a CNC is very expensive and only recently have they come down in price but even at that lower price, they’re still out of my range. For a while, I was looking at the cheapest CNCs on the market, […]

July 25, 2018

Basement Insulation


Basement, Blog, Home

Do you ever think to yourself, “Well I might as well, before it’s too late”? That’s what Ellie and I thought before we started hanging the pile of drywall we bought. We might as well insulate the basement walls, before it was too late and they were covered in drywall forever. When we bought the […]

July 18, 2018

Tool Cubbies


Basement, Blog, Home, Woodworking

I am a slob. I always have been and there have been more than a handful of people who have tried to train it out of me. Some of it has helped, but my natural state is to live in a mess of organized chaos. I know where things are, even if to the average […]

July 11, 2018

Butcher Block Countertop


Basement, Blog, Kitchen, Woodworking

Ellie and I have a habit of grabbing things off the side of the road. I think it originally started as my own habit and it spread to her by association. In college, my most notable object found on the side of the road was when I spied something on the underside of a large […]

June 27, 2018