First thing I wanted to do was apply a wood preservative to the floor and areas susceptible to water damage. I had a 4 liter jug of Recochem Copper II Green Preservative in my garage. It was leftover from a project I did about 12 years ago, building wooden cribs and erecting highway signs. It was a full 4 liters so I couldn’t through it out. 🙂
I found a burl cutoff in a forest clearing the other day and instantly saw a bowl. Now, I’ve never carved a bowl before, or for that matter use a chainsaw to carve. But, I’m game to try anything once. And this was fun! Things to note…you need a really sharp cutting chain, a steady hand and preferably a secure place to hold the burl while carving out the bowl. I didn’t really have a secure place so I buried it in a pile of bark mulch near my workshop. Then I started up the saw…
A friend asked me to take a look at a deck that was built many years ago. He recently fixed up some of the exterior fencing and now the deck needs some real TCL. Wow…no kidding. An hour into it I had to stop and call him. There’s some SERIOUS rot going on at the house threshold.
After this house was built it was up to the homeowner to install deck railings. So we decided to go with a picket style in the front of the house (facing the road) and a glass panel system for the rear of the home (facing the lake). I designed my own framing system for installing the glass panels.
Yes, its been 10 days but the weather hasn’t always co-operated either. Then there’s weekends…all that’s left is the gate and to cut off the tops of the posts. Interestingly, the sound around the pool has changed. Its a lot more crisp and clear.
There were a couple days where it rained hard, thankfully we had the garage to work from to do all the cutting.