Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Tag: woodworking

DIY Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard: From Trash to Treasure

Most of the time I reject the notion that someone else’s trash could be my treasure. I need to reject this notion because if I didn’t I would have a collection of things that I don’t really need. Occasionally, I let myself grab some trash from the side of the road but only if I […]

ShopSmith 10ER

ShopSmith

Taking a step towards being the man who can fix and build anything we need, I purchased a 1950s ShopSmith 10ER.

Toilet room - New wall

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]