Tag Archives: woodworking

Slowly Making a Home

Sometimes home owning drags you down. You look up at the ceiling and wish you hadn’t seen the thing that needs to be fixed or you move something and find that the problem is bigger than you imagined. Sometimes you go into the basement to get the dog some breakfast and you realize the drain pipe for the shower separated and now your bath is all over the basement floor and you have to email your boss to let her know you’ll be late to Continue reading →

Productivity

Someday, I just really feel like getting things done. Last night was one of those nights. Granted, we did huddle under blankets and watch the office for a while because it’s cold out and our apartment is cold, but I did manage to get a few items checked off my list. I had ordered a few things recently, one of which is a locking mechanism for my monitor cable. The cats like to walk behind the computer on the cables and one of the monitors Continue reading →

Dovetail Joints

I made my first dovetail joint over the weekend and I’m insanely proud of it. It’s ugly and barely fits together correctly, but I got it to work and that’s a big step. My measurements were sloppy, and my cuts were off and my wood wasn’t square, but despite all that I got it together (with some futzing). So the reason for this attempt is that I’ve really been lusting for a house lately and more so a workshop inside that house to build things. Continue reading →