Category: Fixing stuff

Cowboys and Henjins!

finger out, big push to get the deck on before it gets finger bitingly cold... Finally got the beams finished today, made loads more sawdust and wood shavings with the last bit of shaping for the sweeps, last of the knees all snuggly bolted in, gonna ri… more »

threatening to look bit boaty again

Despite being laid low with swine flu (yup I've got it and am pig sick of it!) managed a few days this week, creating more sawdust and wood shavings, but finally, the big stuff is virtually done on the decky front. Beams are cut, last one just needs lev… more »

finally, something that fits

Bit of a landmark today, actually fixed something in place. Ok, the beamshelf I suppose is another something that was fixed in place, but today, the first deck beam is proper fixed, with a proper knee an' that Had to do the deck beam hokey cokey on m… more »

Another Day on the Death Trap

Try as we might, we've not as yet, managed to kill anyone. Christ knows we've tried hard enough, after a few hopping around comedy moments with a piece of wood nailed to me foot, miscellaneous electrocutions and grinder incidents and the finger caper, t… more »

Aren't Nails Great!

they're spikey, you can hit em really hard with a hammer and they hold stuff together, and in our case seem to be everlasting. The deck saga is on going, and one surprise, despite the non-woody consistency of some of the wood, the nails are in remarkable… more »

deck repairs for (absolute) beginners - A trilogy in 2 parts (part 4)

for those of you that missed parts 2 and 3, they'll be appearing next week, as Pansy makes an appearance in Ambridge, where Joe Grundy is revealed as the long lost nephew of Pablo Escobar, and is caught smuggling a boat load of comedy shaped turnips into… more »

deck repairs for (absolute) beginners - A trilogy in 2 parts

One of things I love about big old fishing boats, trawlers, MFV's call em what you will is the relative lack of finesse in their construction. yachts, pleasure boats and the like tend to be scientifically crafted, every piece a perfect match for its nei… more »

How much wood can a wood chuck chuck?

few hours in the sun, even had me shirt off much to the distain of the odd yottie that passed by, hacking away with adze, chisel and plane, got 2 deck beams done. :D, Sweep of the deck roughly hacked out with the adze, cleaned up a bit with a 2" wood ch… more »

What no power tools?

Started to attack one of the new beams today, but.... is it just me or has any one else ever found themselves looking lovingly at a piece of timber and though it too nice to cut up, and had a few pangs of guilt?? hey ho though, hope my woodworking sk… more »

The Belly of the Beast

Not been near for a month, what with one thing and another, and a wee spot of R&R, so had a splurge today (well someone had to!) forgot the proper camera (again) so more pics from the Why Aye Phone. Managed to chop the remaining bits n bobs up wit… more »