Sunday, April 9, 2017
Posted by Brenda Van Wie at 6:03 PM
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
Friday, December 25, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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.