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.
I like the Ikea Skadis pegboard I bought a few months back. It is nicer than traditional pegboard. There were no clips available for the metal hanger hooks to help secure them to the board, so I designed my own.
The hooks fit loosely, so I have to be over careful when removing my pliers or angle clippers in order to make sure the hooks doesn’t come off the board.
The clips simply click in to place, and are fairly secure, so they may be difficult to remove.
The 40mm is the best size as it can fit over the hook wire and span two nearby holes.
The 80mm is double wide and can cross over a hole. This works well if you want to place the clip a little lower and the closer holes do not line up.
The 40mm edge clips allow for clicking in to a single hole and on the side of the board. This is good for hooks hanging in the holes closest to the edge.