Homebuilt bookshelf

Been working all summer to get my garage and shed organized. Projects started but not finished abound! Trying to get them  finished one by one. 

Here’s one of the projects. I thought this was my first bit of furniture but it’s the second.

It was an interesting piece to build. The supports are L angle steel hit with a grinding wheel and lacquered. The shelves are 2×6 pine stained very lightly, hit with a torch to bring out the grain and coated with poly-acrylic to provide a bit of protection. 

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Reading Stephen King’s Dark Tower again

Somewhere along the line I started this series…and then lost track of it. Since the movie is coming out in early August I thought I would read the first book again and then pick up the rest of the series. I seem to at least have gotten through the second book as well since I remember the ‘lobstrosities’.

Anyway, check out the first book in the series here.

Favorite statue in Vienna

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My wife and I were in Vienna a couple of years ago and took this photo. Love the statue. The name at the bottom is ‘Ferdinand Raymond’. Here’s a link to a Wikipedia article about him. Kind of a sad end: 

When Raimund was bitten by a dog, which he falsely believed to be rabid, he shot himself on 29 August 1836 and died on 5 September 1836 in Pottenstein, aged 46.