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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading →
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.
Momma and her two babies swung by today to snack on some apples that had fallen on the ground. Every time they come, I try to get out and sit on the grounds somewhere just within sight, and as close as I dare.
We continue to support local business wherever and whenever possible. So long as product or service is reasonable in price. This week it was work shoes. While the ones I have will still do for quite some time, it doesn’t hurt to have a spare set.
Last year I was backing up the truck and had forgotten the trailer was still attached. The result being I jack knifed the trailer and put a sizeable dent in the fender. I went to the dealer for a quote and they wanted to cut off the fender and “glue” on another one. The fee, over $3,000.00
For an upcoming outdoor project I need 4 large diameter logs about 6-8 ft long, not to mention a number of smaller diameter logs. This Sunday was a fresh 6C outdoors, a perfect day to work for a few hours without breaking a sweat