This morning we were at Lowes and ran into the bi-monthly kids' workshop in progress.  They were putting together a smal tic-tac-toe toy and David was instantly hooked.  Since they were wrapping up, we bought the smallest hammer we could find for him and took one of the kits home with us. Later in the … Continue reading Hammering!

Painting Project

This weekend I built the second step stool for David, this one for an upstairs bathroom.  I also got both sanded, primed, and covered in a coat or two of paint.   One red, one white.   The white was so we could turn David loose on it to make it his own.  With Mom's help, 30 minutes, … Continue reading Painting Project

New Step Stool

Today I made a step stool for David, it give him just enough height so he can reach the faucet and wash his hands.  All that's left is to sand and paint it. Ana has  already put in another order for one for upstairs.


I did lots of sanding on Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday morning.  And tonight I was able to apply the first coat of stain.   So far I'm fairly pleased with the results.  I can see a few spots where I screwed up and must not have sanded all of the wood glue remnants, … Continue reading Staining


This evening I finished the remaining work on the cabinet construction. Here's a photo of how my camera bags fit - not too shabby.  The lenses will go on the shelf and the camera in the drawer with all of other accessories. While I'm glad to have it all completely built finally, I'm pretty nervous … Continue reading Progress

8 Hours

8 Hours.  That's how long the project book said it would take to make the book case I designed my camera cabinet off of.  Ha!  I can't even count how many hours I've put in on this thing now - probably another 6 or so this weekend.  I'm slow. I made quite a bit of … Continue reading 8 Hours