Flood update – Game On!

Wow, construction sure goes a lot faster when teams of professionals show up and work all day, rather than a lone amateur burning the midnight oil! Today, all the cabinets in the train room were reinstalled. So, this weekend we can excavate Mt Flood and get some tools out. As we say in street hockey: […]

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Workshop cabinets get topped

 There is nothing quite like a mitre joint in a countertop to reveal how out of square your house is.  Because the saws and sander are all out in the garage on the other side of the house and up a flight of stairs, the countertops were like an exercise class without so much rewarding […]

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It’s in the red drawer!

“Which drawer is it in?” She hollered from in front of the basement cabinets. “The one with all the party supplies!” I yelled from my comfortable perch beneath my book. The sounds of drawer slides and the abuse of soft-close pistons floated up from the basement.  Oh for Pete’s sake, I thought, as I got […]

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A second bench for the workshop

I keep having to tell myself that all this work on the workshop is in fact work towards the locomotive.  Finally this weekend, I managed to get the second cabinet finished to the point where it can be painted.  Like the first, it is almost entirely made from scraps left over from my other projects. […]

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The heavy shop takes shape

When I asked my wife what she thought of the new workshop cabinet, she said it looks “workshoppy.”  Okay, I’ll admit, the joinery is not as nice as I would like, but you’ve gotta love those 4″ deep drawers, and the big cavern behind those doors is sized for a future Sherline mill. I’m also […]

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No plans for expansion here!

My mum is coming to visit tomorrow, and that means that I’ve spent more than the usual proportion of time on finishing up household projects especially in the railroad room cum office cum guest room*. The cabinets along the back wall of the room were among those projects, and I’m rather pleased with how they’ve […]

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Cabinets about to get filled in

I kind of think I jumped the gun in getting the cabinets all assembled before filling in around them.  Oh well, I’m sure it’s nothing a plastic sheet and some masking tape can’t solve.  Truth be told, I was pretty excited to see them go together, but not as excited as I’m sure I will […]

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