Finally… Found the old doors to the shop in the basement. I had all the original hinges and hardware too, minus the lock plates for the door jamb, which have to be here somewhere. Re-chiseled the filled mortises for the … Continue reading →
Are you feeling bored? Does not having something to build have you going crazy? Well… try posting random pics on your tumblr blog! Guaranteed* to temporarily make you feel better and annoy those who may still follow you! Really? Ok! … Continue reading →
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.
Maybe I over did it in celebrating national coffee day, but I was feeling creative. Decided to repurpose this old suitcase I found in the trash a while back. I thought it would make a great vessel for carrying my necessities when I travel. It sure beats tying everything up in a shirt and carrying it on a stick over my shoulder like I’ve been doing.
My maintenance supervisor brought this in for me today. It is by far the coolest thing that he’s given me, and he’s given me plenty of interesting items. I guess he knows how much I appreciate these vintage relics. His … Continue reading →
Bought a sweet Gerstner Model 52 Machinist Chest yesterday for $85 bucks! Looked like it was in good shape minus the broken case cover. Thought I’d have to replace the felt lining, but upon a closer look, what I thought … Continue reading →
Converted an old walk in ice box in my cellar to a beer/wine cellar. Used old planks from a barn that used to be on my parents property for the shelves. Refinished an old gas/electric lighting fixture that was in … Continue reading →