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Stop. Hammer time.

Man, this place is a ghost town… Here are some pics of a few chunks of an oak tree we had taken down at Rocky Valley Estates: After a knocking the pieces down to size with a bandsaw and getting … Continue reading

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Coop #2 preview #2

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Coop #2 preview

The new coop is smaller and lighter.  Construction has been simplified and lightened up. I have a bad habit of building something and then wanting to immediately tear it down and rebuild it better.  I haven’t cured myself of that … Continue reading

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Amazon Dash button as a Chicken Door reminder

So, I built this chicken coop: While this coop is pretty deluxe, it has no automation at all.  I was going to add an automatic roost door, but we are departing Rocky Valley Estates to Leviathan Hall soon.  Coop #2 … Continue reading

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Scrap wood box

I like building boxes out of scrap- (floor nailer, cordless grinder, game box,  classroom).  Here’s another one, this one to store a tall Christmas angel.  All scrap wood.  The box has a retainer bar in the middle to keep the … Continue reading

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Custom tool box #2

One of our projects at the Rocky Valley Estates is the installation of a pair on new sliding glass doors on the playroom (aka, the South Wing).  I needed to cut some floor tile and my dremel just wasn’t getting … Continue reading

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DIY Junk box #1

A pair of old floor lamps had made their way into the garage, which is the lovely wife’s way of saying “put this in the trash”.   I disassembled the lamps to keep the push button floor switches and decided to … Continue reading

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Trees

We had to have a few trees taken down at the Anderson Rocky Valley Estates.  I had hoped they would rebound and push out green leaves, as they were nice tall oak trees, but it wasn’t to be. When the … Continue reading

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More stool projects

With Charlie Kate turning 2 this month, I decided it was time to make her a stool.  Gabe (pics here) and Graydon have their own stools, so it was time to make one more. I used Gabe’s stool, which has … Continue reading

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