Got this link via John Gruber @ Daring Fireball. Will be doing tests shortly to verify the perfection of this recipe. Oh, and yes, I know about the Gin/Vodka debate.
Pic is from last Sunday morning (October 25, 2015).
Been traveling quite a bit the last few weeks and have not made much progress on the closet. I did manage to get a couple of cabinets built to assess the sizing of them within the room.
Below is a shot of the closet off the kitchen. Going to build some shelving and the like here starting next week.
The idea is to make this into storage for the kitchen appliances and food as well as a ‘mud room’’ with an area to sit down, hang coats and store shoes.
Shot of the front of the house after I pulled out all of the old bushes. Now to pull out the old bed marker, reform the beds and lay down brick.
Pretty cool stuff in here.
Went for a run last night right after a big rain. It was pretty humid out and when I got to the end of the driveway I looked left and saw this.
I did go into the light.
The first picture is one that was created with a filter using Instagram. The second image is the original taken with an iPhone 6.
We hung some curtains in the Kitchen and the results can be seen below.
Below is the same shot from 3 years ago:
Poor man’s stat mechanism (see here if you’re a stat nut)
I like to do this every now and then to see what the percentages are. Obviously Win percentage is a pretty hard number. Overall race wins is probably a better statistic and adding in top 5 and 10 positions would be good.
Championships are the true measure and Stewart-Haas seems to be doing pretty well with 2 in the last couple of years and of course, Penske’s first.
I am now on to building cabinets for the house. Cabinets for the kitchen, built-ins and the like.
I thought I would document what I was doing
The first thing to do is to have the necessary tools. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy but you want them to be in good shape, be able to cut straight, etc.
I have a nice table saw with plenty of power (Steel City), a chop saw, sander(s), a Kreg jig and screws.
I also built a box that helps me do cross cuts on the table saw for material that is to large for the chop saw such as 24” wide plywood.
You could certainly use a Skil saw if that’s all you have plus some nice straight lengths of wood and some clamps. Use the straight lengths of wood as guides for your cuts. Clamp them down to keep them in place.
Here is my jig (and table saw with the out table and dust collector):
Once you have the tools and naturally a place to do the work you need a plan for building the cabinets. Below is a shot of the plan that I have for my 36” base cabinets. This allows me to review with cut list and know with certainty what I need and just simply do the cutting.
With your plan in in your hand, review the cut list and start cutting the pieces to match cut list. When making your cuts make sure to keep the kerf (the width of the blade). I forgot about it…once. Hence why you see the plans above.
You will end up with a pile of wood that looks something like what you see below. The 1×4’s are used for the base. The pile of plywood contains three pieces for each cabinet.
This pile needs to 1×4 supports to be cut as well as the bit of 1/2” plywood that will make up the back of the cabinet.