Year: 2017

I need to get this area finished… The cracks are really deep. Lots of wood repair putty applied… And, up the center… To the top. Filling in some other bad spots, as well.
Making some progress… I switched over from using the hammer & chisel to try something crazy. I have a set of mortise bits that can be used with my drill press. But, this piece of wood is too tall to fit. So, I put the mortise bit in my hand drill. It was a bit […]
After wracking my brain trying to figure out how to get a nice, straight cut on the 6×6, it dawned on me to try using my miter saw… I got it all set up… And within a couple of minutes, I had a nice straight cut. Sometimes, it’s the most simple method that ends up […]
I re-calibrated my circular saw and got the blade set to a perfect 90 degrees, but I need a better way to keep the saw straight while making the four side cuts… I took an old 1×6… Cut it into three pieces… Clamped them to the 6×6… And used wood screws to put them together… […]
I wasn’t completely happy with the way that the glued together 2x6s were looking/performing, so… I bought a treated 6×6… I marked my cut lines… Clamped it, and then made the cuts… I think my circular saw needs a bit of calibrating. luckily, I cut this a little longer than I actually need it to […]
Completed the repair work on the south side… View from the ground. I can move this one back to the “completed projects” column, for now…
Ready to continue repair work on the south side… I lowered the bottom set of roof jacks down to the next section… The wood plank before being lowered the bottom set of roof jacks… I got all of the damaged strips removed from the next sections… My (un)willing help, clinging to the chimney stack…
More sanding of the wood repair putty… It feathers really nicely… There were some low spots, here and there, so I mixed up some more putty and applied it… Trying out using a chisel on the dried wood repair putty. It works pretty well. After a bit more sanding…
Projects At A Glance
  • Servant Quarters Chimney (1)
  • 2022 (32)
  • 2021 (76)
  • 2020 (99)
  • 2019 (19)
  • 2018 (53)
  • 2017 (35)
  • 2016 (62)
  • 2015 (80)
  • 2014 (72)
  • 2013 (34)
  • 2012 (123)
  • 2011 (95)
  • 2010 (46)
  • 2009 (86)
  • 2008 (84)
  • 2007 (59)
  • 2006 (61)
  • 2005 (127)
  • 2004 (185)
  • 2003 (168)
  • 2002 (43)
  • 2001 (28)