I finally completed my bedroom furniture project. In fact, I completed several projects this past summer, but I'll start with the furniture. I was able to get the headboards and night stands lacquered and assembled. If you recall from a previous blahg, I have just a few short scraps of white oak remaining from a rather large stack of oak lumber I purchased 20 years ago. My wife and I are most pleased with the pieces, and we hope for years of use from them.
We also replaced our old carpet with carpet tiles. It was worst-case-scenario as far as the prep work concerned, but again the finished result was worth the effort.
I finished edging my workshop and a section of the yard. I started that project last year. It looks good, and I would recommend to use concrete (cinder) edging as opposed to wood landscape timbers for bordering your yard, as they won't warp and twist out of place, and if set in the ground well, they won't move much when the the ground freezes during winter. They won't rot or get eaten up by bugs either.
In the shop, I made a new stand for my joiner, then refit my buffer and grinder to some existing stands, making all three easier to use. And I did some improvements to the dust collection system that have noticeably improved efficiency.
"Bullisimo" has been completed, but is actually now called "Bull-Dacious". It's a really nice instrument, and I will get pictures and a Youtube link posted soon. I happened to find a small gold hoop on my school bus that may make an exceptional nose ring for the bull, so keep checking in.
Lastly, in addition to our custodial duties I was assigned to a bus route in our area. There is a bus load of kids that ride it, and I'm proud to say I've learned all of their names already. The kids love it when I sing to them. They like songs by the Carpenter's, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round, Broadway Musical favorites...it's just like riding with Dad in the station wagon back in the day, only this ride is daily and might last for years.
That's all for now. Thank you for visiting.