Outdoor projects I've worked on.
DIY Fairy Door
Every spring we write out a to-do list for the year, most of which we get done and if not it gets carried over for the next year. Anything from build a new deck to paint the baseboards gets put on the list. Quite a few of them for this year are outdoor things which require more consistent warm weather. There is something very satisfying about crossing a finished job off the list.
SENA TuffTalk-M Headsets
The first rule of any partnership… communication. We have been side by side ever since we met in 1990. Well, 95% of the time. And the last 16 years or so, it’s been around loud machinery like wood splitters, chainsaws, firewood processors, table saws etc. Could we get any closer? Of course we could! And did I do something about that? Of course I did! 🙂
Operation Tree Removal
When the land was cleared for us to build our house, not many trees were saved. There is one beauty but it is on the other side of the house. So we dug up three young birch trees on our property and replanted them with fingers crossed.
DIY Carved Trees
While we have carved a couple of trees before, it has been a few years. Much like riding a bike I guess. After a few minutes it started to seem more familiar.
257B2 Skid steer undercarriage rebuild
This rebuild started with a simple replacement of the tracks. That is not a simple task either but upon taking the tracks off we discovered a few other issues that needed immediate attention.
The snow plow knocked down the mailbox for a final time. It was a brand new metal mail box that we installed for Gina’s mom last year. Flatten more than once, I straightened it each time, only this final time it broke off the flag as well. Time to try something else.
Roadside House Numbers Sign
We were contacted by a customer wanting a sign with her house numbers. Not just a square sign but a round wood slice with the bark still intact. This is what we started with.
Finishing and Installing Solar Driveway Lights
This sounded like a fairly quick project but it turned out to be quite involved. Earlier we showed how it all started. Next up, the finishing process. Jim took the lanterns apart and I brought them in the house for staining. Hopefully staining them means they won’t need as much maintenance as apposed to using paint.
Building Solar Panelled Driveway Lights
You heard me right. We are building our own solar driveway lights to replace the previous store bought electric ones which lasted for 13 years.
Kiln Building – loading door
The kiln building is almost complete now. With the kiln floor in place, testing of the drawbridge style loading door has been met with success in its initial testing.