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Removable Window Shelf for our Cat

Posted on August 11, 2015 with No Comments
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Our cat likes to look outside a lot and see what is going on.  She’s mainly an indoor cat, but sometimes she hangs out on our deck.  When it is too hot or too rainy, the deck is not an option and she will sit on the back of the couch in order to look out the window.  This causes the cushions to smoosh down and some of the dreaded cat hair always seems to end up there.  So in an effort to try to encourage our cat to find other places to hang out and provide some creative time with the kids, we decided to build a “cat shelf” so that she can look out the window.  The only caveat with this was is that we needed to make the shelf “removable” and able to mount on some of our other windows with the same sill and trim throughout the house.

Here’s the video if you’re interested in watching the build process:

Cleaning up a Stanley Jack Plane

Posted on April 19, 2013 with No Comments
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There is something satisfying about getting something broken back into working condition. I have a few small planes, but have wanted to get one with a longer sole. I read on a site where the jack plane was probably the first plane that you should have then followed by a smaller plane and how the […]

Chicken Tractor

Posted on August 19, 2012 with No Comments
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This post should probably be entitled “Chicken Tractor – Lack of Planning” instead, however it is sometimes fun to just start on a project and see where it leads.  The results are generally a little off from what you originally intended, but that’s ok. My sister and I worked the past few weekends on building […]

Home-built Lawn Aerator – Part 2

Posted on June 27, 2011 with No Comments
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Well, after mowing today I decided to hook up the aerator for a few spins around the yard.  It rained yesterday so the ground is nice and soft which probably helps. Here it is hooked up to my tractor.  You can see my son’s shoe in the upper right corner of the picture… now how […]

Home-built Lawn Aerator and Roller Combo – Part 1

Posted on June 20, 2011 with 4 Comments
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*** Warning*** ***This post has absolutely nothing to do with wood but hopefully it is interesting enough to read anyway *** I’ve decided to try something wacky and build my own lawn aerator.  In addition to poking some holes in the grass, I am hoping that it can smash down the mole tunnels at the […]