Sunday, February 5, 2017

The good feeling of building something

Building with wood.

I'd done a little building with wood over the last four years, doing & re-doing the inside of my vans. That was good.


I started out with the floor in the Ford van
A borrowed tablesaw at a borrowed work space

This is doing the 4th rebuild (Ford) as I search for a better way
2nd build in the mini-van


Then last week I built some stairs & a landing for the new home, I really enjoyed to whole thing!
I had forgotten how good it felt to build something like that.


The stairs

That left me with a real different feeling about building things!  The difference was as much in my head as anything else.

The lumber
Doing or re-doing a van in someone's yard and/or the parking lot of a big box home store is 'different'. It's a task, a job and it's different from working on and at your own home.  It's a good feeling, a better feeling.


It was a feeling that had been forgotten, it was nice when I realized I was smiling at what I'd done.

The hand rail


I have to admit that buying a miter saw & having a place to keep it was a BIG part of the feeling! When I down sized from the house to an RV I sold my tools & it seems I really missed them.



Getting the RV/home displaced the planned travels to Arizona but now that the basic things are done here it's time to go traveling!
It's still winter, time to go to Florida!


8 comments:

  1. You do nice work. You have a right to feel proud.

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  2. Attention to detail and tender loving care in doing the work makes a big difference. You are welcome to work in my shop anytime! Nice job...

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    1. Well thank you,that's something coming from you...

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  3. I have always admired people that can build things with their own hands. I too would be very proud if I had done as good of a job as you did.

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  4. Carpentry work gives you a good feeling of accomplishment: Plumbing will drive you crazy - love carpentry, hate plumbing
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. Fixing a bad board can be a little work, fixing a plumbing leak can be a nightmare. "Just tighten it a tiny bit to stop the leak...snap! Oh damn!"

      I agree...

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