Friday, April 25, 2014

And the days go by.

Lack of commitment.  That’s what it is.  Well that,  and the nagging suspicion that whatever the heck it is I’m doing,  very few people have the slightest bit of interest in.

There was Easter.  There was food. 



There was yakking.  There were a few beverages.  There was a dog.


I think he was a tad bored,  so son-in-law took him outside from time to time.  And really,  other than trying to avoid his gaze from the back porch,  we wouldn’t have known Milo was there.  Personally,  I think he would have had more fun in a “doggy day care”,  but that’s something that a pooch has to be used to. 

He never uttered a peep.

And then over the last few days T.C. and I did manage to get out on the bikes.  First I figured I’d give hers a good cleaning, since it had been sitting in the shed all winter. 



Much easier to do with the bike up at chest height.  I took it out first for a little test run,  just to make sure there were no adjustments needed for the shifter cable.  That kind of thing was taken care of at its first “tune up”,  which was done way back in the Netherlands.  Both bikes have been fine ever since,  so I suppose all the cables are “broken in”?

Then there has been a little something I’ve been working on for Daughter Number Two.


First I thought it prudent to do a little practise run with the router.  It’s been a few years since I’ve had it out of its cubby hole. 

I’m not overly keen on this arrangement,  but it works.  By that,  I mean I’m not overly thrilled with the product,  but I’ve had this router for a lot of years,  and it only does the one thing.  Only half blind machine dovetails.

I look longingly at other dovetail templates,  but I seem to be able to make this work,  so I just keep using it.





Of course,  since the thing I’m putting together is heaps bigger than say, a kitchen drawer,  I had to improvise.




You can probably figure out the rest.  I’ll most likely take a picture of the finished cabinet whenever I get to it.

And that’s pretty much life around here.  It’s cool and rainy today,  but at least we’re not getting snow. 

No really,  they have snow in New Brunswick.  Crikey!

And here I just put fresh fuel in the mower.  Put in a fresh spark plug and it fired right up.  Not even half a pull.  I was kind of shocked,  but certainly not complaining.  Stupid grass has started to grow. Bah.


Keep those sticks on the ice.


Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I can't guess about the cabinet because your pictures didn't come through this time. Don't know what that's all about.

  2. I spent some time this week working on my bicycle too! I had to get new inner-tubes and some of that Slime stuff. :-)

  3. At least you are productive... I keep busy but don't seem to have anything to show for it... seeing your bicycle all ready to ride makes me excited about getting mine out ... maybe next week or soon after... but there'll be no woodworking for me ;-)

  4. Standard stuff at this time of year.
    No more wood working for me, my workshop went with the house and tools at daughter number 2 house, but no workshop that I know of.

  5. Luckily it is not snowing along the coast in New Brunswick! But otherwise - there is still not much going on in my garden. The grass is getting greener, though. I doubt I'll get that lawn mower started. It doesn't like women, I guess. :)

  6. Good for you. One project after another. Looking forward to seeing those joints come together so-to-speak.

  7. I wouldn't say nobody is interested what you are doing. After all a whole bunch of people are reading your creations. And what else should there be than some routine, something most people have. And you have been busy in the wood-working department.

  8. Maybe Milo is depressed. Most dogs like to play and run around and go for walks and beg for attention.

  9. I guess I should get out Paulette's bike and do the same thing you did - a good tune-up. She told me the chain keeps coming off so I'll take a look and see what I can find.

    Nice work on the dovetails.


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