Thursday, March 31, 2022


 MsBubba and I got the old farts booster yesterday. That's four for both, yet some have none.

If you are not fully vaccinated with boosters as well, Please pull your head out of your ass and do it to own the libs or whatever blows your skirt. Just get the damn shot!


Monday, March 28, 2022

MsBubba and Her Footrest/Box

 It is not the best box I've made but MsBubba is happy with it and that's all that matters.

MsBubba and her footrest/box:

Not the best but okay for a quickie out of scrap and someone that has not made a box or cut a dovetail in over a year. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The motorhome is getting a little long in tooth. It never was the best looking unit out there but it needs some TLC.  We are still talking about "full-timing" and it could happen, this coming home to months of work just to keep the house and yard from falling apart gets old for a couple of old farts. If we do go full time we will trade the current motorhome for a 40' or 45' unit and let someone else do the updates on the current one.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Small Project In The Shop

 Let's see, we have been in Tucson since the first week of December. In that time I've been assholes and elbows working on the house and garden. Both taking care of the things that needed attention from the seven months we were gone and getting ready to leave again for several months. Anyway enough of the "poor me" stuff, I managed to do a little real woodworking yesterday. From finding and selecting the wood for the project, to  prep and sizing of the parts.

The project was brought on by our making new seats for the motorhome dinette. The new foam is harder than the old and MsBubba's feet do not reach the floor. This calls for a foot rest under the table. As nothing in a RV can have a single propose the footrest will be a thin box ( 800mmX370mmX70mm) with a lid that can be used to store papers. 

Photos to follow once I can move enough "stuff" to have a place for joinery.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Steve Try Again


I think I've fixed the comment problem on "Wake, Bake, and Grow. Give it a try if you have time.


Monday, March 14, 2022

Pi Day

 Today being Pi day I had to bake a pie, mincemeat of course:

 Waiting for it to cool.


Friday, March 11, 2022

Jonesing for a new Tormek T1

 Sharpening my kitchen knifes on the shop Tormek is pretty easy and fast but it does take set-up time and a little skill. The new T-1 addresses both of those with the set-up of just setting the desired angle of between 8* and 22* and the skill level is even lower and mostly applies to the honing phase.

Tormek T-1:

With my shop Tormek I can sharpen most edge tools. There are a few exceptions like most Japanese chisels and I've had a love/hate relationship with it for how many years it has been in the shop. BTW that has mostly been a "hate" relationship and I've come close to selling the Tormek many times over the years. All that changed a year or so ago when I had a "flat head" moment and realized the Tormek could gave a perfect "Unicorn" edge. I just hadn't used the machine correctly. After years of preaching "freehand" I now will use the Tormek if the tool will fit in one of the Tormek jigs. It gives a better edge (Unicorn) and is damn near as fast.

The T-1 is a one trick pony but I can see that one trick being pretty handy. At $350 USD I probably will not pull the trigger but damn it sure is tempting.

 If I can find the room and figure out a way to safely transport the shop Tormek it will go to Oregon with us for the Summer. The T-1 would take care of that problem. It's good to have sharp knifes.

I'm still trying to clean and organize the shop enough to work in, not sure if it will be done in time to make anything before we leave but there is hope.

See you on down the road,