Amanda and I build a small bar for our patio. I made a simple design spanning two of the posts around our patio.
The design was mocked up in Fusion360 in order to help figure out some of the cut angles and to help decide on the right size. This helped me think it through, but it was a pain to convert from the 3d model to the cuts I would need and to figure out the right amount of wood to purchase.
The sides are pine 2×4 painted with white exterior paint and the top is cedar boards, with an exterior cedar stain and chamfered edges.
I fixed the driver’s side door handle on Amanda’s Ford Fusion the other day. I watched a youtube video and it was pretty straightforward. The replacement handle was only $11 on Amazon instead of $50+ at Autozone or even more at a dealer, and I also bought a cheap pack of auto upholstery tools. The door panel pry tool was nice and make it much easier than using just a screw driver.
The process was exactly like the in the video above. It was very well described.
The new handle works well, it locks, and even opens the door.
I took apart and rewired this old Rex Ray fan I got from my grandparent’s garage. My granddad would use it when he worked on things and now I can too.
The old wiring was rotting and some of the connections were failing, but the switch and transformers were good. The internal wiring still had cloth insulation, and even showed some signs of past repair.