A South London client will receive a 'little free library' soon after the order (for two) for a North London park is completed. I recently decided, since the saws and sanders were already set up and running smoothly, to work on the third at the same time.
And I should run out of room to move in the workshop by next Tuesday!! : )
Cedar roof panels are one inch thick, and after careful measurements and saw cuts (for the overlapping process), are ready for glue and nails.
Once the third roof is attached securely into place, I'll work on three doors.
Last year I visited Port Bruce over 4,000 times via motorcycle, just for coffee and a bit of peaceful scenery. (For those that are mathematically inclined, it sounds like I spent about $8,000 last year just on coffee! Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it).
Yesterday, in spite of a biting cold wind and high water (and the coffee shop was closed too!), I visited my favourite pier in the world to snap a few pictures. Just me and a gull got within sight of the end of it, what with all the splash.
Definitely worth the time. Won't be the last time you'll be seeing this pier in 2017. I'm going for 5,000 photos.
One Library ready for delivery, Another is underway.
Morse Code in the snow outside the workshop.
"Spring is coming soon, so get busy, Gord"
Good thing I have a dependable heater inside the shop. The last few days have been kinda chilly and I hate using the table saw and sander when my hands are cold.
I find it is very difficult to change a saw blade in winter. Nuts, bolts, wrenches and blades are very cold to the touch and it's almost impossible to replace one blade with another. And when I sand lumber with cold fingers I cannot feel when my fingertips are skimming over the sandpaper (and losing skin) - until I wash my hands for supper! Eeeyouch!!
That being said, during a warm spell I got a head start on a lengthy spring "to-do list" and good progress is being made on 'little community library' projects.
Two new libraries for a London park are on the move.
I keep to a strict script. The weather does not!
Just wait 'til you see the sturdy cedar roof and solid front door.
With a half-dozen birdhouses in the batter's box, and in spite of the snow, I'll soon be cutting strips of white pine for a front door and a stack of cedar for trim.