Maintenance supervisor at work gave me this vintage bottle and a bottle of absinthe at our Xmas party. Super cool bottle that he said came from an old pharmacy. He’s always giving me old stuff that he finds. Guess he knows I appreciate that kind of thing more than most. Absinthe is cool too, but I rarely drink anymore, so that will be in the liquor cabinet for some time, while the vintage soda bottle sits on display in the kitchen.
My 4 year old loves tools. I wonder where he gets that from? He must have 5 or 6 tape measures he seems to talk people into giving him, plus some other mini tools I got for him.
It was kind of last minute, but since I made his brother something, I made him an old school tool box. Used more cedar from the old fence. I didn’t think of this before I started, but I was really nervous about breaking the pins on the cedar dovetails. So I built everything with no test fitting until I was ready to glue the corners. Yikes… I was lucky, it all fit well. The partitions and bottom are dadoed in, and the handle is a through tenon held by the orientation of the corner joints. No fasteners. Assembly was a bit tricky with all those mating parts. But it worked. Glued the dovetails for good measure. I think he will like it.
Disclaimer: yes, more dovetails. Blatant overuse, I know. But its just practice.
Couple Xmas presents finished today. First one: My 6 year old is into chinese checkers and has a crappy tin one that the marbles won’t stay on, so I made him a wooden one, with checkers on the back and … Continue reading →