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!
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.
The hippo is back, this time as a picture frame for Ana's desk (to hold a picture of David... on a hippo) Last weekend I purchased a few cheap boards of wood to get some practice on my scroll saw. What better way to test it out than to cut out the hippo again? It … Continue reading The Return of the Hippo
I started this project on the weekend of January 25th, and here on March 6th my camera cabinet sits completed and filled with my gear. It turned out WAY better than I hoped and expected and I don't have to hide it in a corner. I normally wouldn't have gone for the gold hardware, but … Continue reading Organizing My Camera Equipment, Completed!
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. 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
It has been a very productive weekend, and as I sit here on Sunday night I'm beat. First, we emptied David's toy box and took it out to the garage so it could get it's first couple coats of paint. It looks great already, and Ana still has lots of details planned for it remaining. … Continue reading Productive Weekend
In the nearly two years since I purchased my DSLR, I have accumulated quite a bit of stuff - lenses, flash, bag, cleaning supplies, etc. My current organization "technique" has been to keep some of this stuff in my LowePro Slingshot 200, others in another bag, and the remainder on my desk or in a … Continue reading Organizing My Camera Equipment
The Hippo is up on the wall and holding up David's coats!