Saturday, June 18, 2016
Pinterest is loaded with ideas. Since I will probably be the one taking pallets apart for these projects I thought I would make my job easier. I built this to help pop the boards off more easily. She can use it too. You can buy a similar tool for about $65.00 but I made my own with black iron pipe and scrap metal I had. A bright coat of paint so I don't lose it among all my other tools and we are set. Now we need to find a new good source for free pallets. The store that used to give them to us for free has gone out of business. Previous pallets I have obtained I used to stack fire wood on or I used for firewood.
Friday, March 25, 2016
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I acquired a metal work table from a friend of my father in law. I got an old wheelchair from another friend that I did handyman work for. I decided to combine the two for an easy to move work table. I use it in my garage and my wife has used it as a table to do her gardening when starting seeds. It rolls nicely inside and outside.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
|Rusty Old Cast Iron Skillets|
|Sandblasting the old cast iron skillets|
|All cleaned up and seasoned|
|Three of the Skillets in our kitchen|
|Getting the fire ready for cooking|
|Bacon, Egg and Toast Breakfast|
|Bacon Cheeseburger Dinner|
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The two mid-1940s Ford pickup trucks in the woods where they had been
for the past 15 years after being salvaged from a farm by the previous owner.
This is the truck body I used for this project. The other body is for my son for a future project.
This became the new frame.
This is the cab after sandblasting and priming it.
This is the hood after sandblasting, priming and painting it.
This was just a protective paint, not the intended final color.
This is the front end.
The rat rod with mock-up for the truck bed and a motor.
Mock-up of how I intended the final project to look.
I had the chance to get these two old trucks and intended to have one rat rod project for myself and one for me to do with my son. I got this one to the final point you see here, and I decided to sell it. I had fun working on it, but I had other things I needed to do instead of this. I will work on the other truck with my son once we can get started on it.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I made this for a mechanic friend who owns his own garage. He collects waste oil from places and uses it in his shop heater. With this, he can now lift the barrel up and down to load and unload from his truck easily.