Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse project

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse,woodworking projects

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

We recently completed the building plans for a 10ft tall Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Now its time to get busy in the workshop to make a production model.

Follow along as we work through the building plans, offering some video tips for when you decide to build your own.


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Carbon paper helps with woodworking projects

carbon paper,tracing paper,craft supplies,hobby stores

Carbon tracing paper #14-CARB2

One of the easiest ways to transfer project lines to a wood surface is to use a sheet of carbon paper. Carbon paper is called many other names, like tracing paper (for tracing lines to another surface), or copy paper, or graphite paper. Traditionally used to make duplicate and triplicate copies when using a typewriter.

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homemade flour tortillas

Spent Saturday morning doing some bread baking. Made our 4 loaves of bread for the week, and also made 8 pizza shells and a dozen sub buns. On top of that we made some pita wraps, also called flour tortillas. Super easy to make. The hardest part is rolling them out flat. So we made a video where the first half simply shows me rolling them. The trick is to keep dusting the shell, and flipping and moving it while making it thinner.

Excavator bucket tooth replacement

excavator bucket tooth replacement,removing pins

new pin stuck

A tooth broke on the bucket a while back. Getting the pin out was not that difficult since the tooth was not in the way. Getting the new one back in was a bit of a challenge. The other side was not lining up enough. Now to get it back out and try again. Not as easy as it seems. I spend a couple hours already banging away at it with hammer and steel point.

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Weeping tile keeps your basement dry

Most folks don’t concern themselves with the weeping tile that surrounds their basement foundation. Its only when the basement starts to let water in that most folks find out its not working, or, find out what weeping tile is and does. Since we live in a rural part of Antigonish county, there are no municipal services such as water, sewer etc. Country living has its rewards, and its responsibilities.
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Building a heat pump shelter

woodworking,outdoors,carpentry,heat pump shelters,logs,logging,forestry

marking the peg

Time to start on building this heat pump shelter before the snow starts to fall. Last year was terrible weather for the big fan on the heat pump. The constant snow fall and thawing temperatures meant plenty of ice build up on the heat pump fan. I’ve never done log work like this before so its all new to me. Time to start on the corner posts.

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