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war wounds and battle scars…

so someone pointed out to me this morning that i have a tendency to be colorful… sometimes it’s the garb, or the car, the project, whatever…

and sometimes, it’s the bruises, scrapes, and other miscellaneous damage…

so, without further ado, i present to you a gallery of “not dead yet…”

top to bottom, this happened . . . → Read More: war wounds and battle scars…

castle stone upgrades v.001

so i’ve been doing a much needed overhaul on my house…

spent 3 weeks under it with a bunch of 30 ton hydraulic jacks leveling it…

then spent a couple weeks doing drywall, mud, tape, texture and paint…

the kitchen is on hold for a moment, so i took some time to overhaul the deck…

. . . → Read More: castle stone upgrades v.001

how to turn a fifth wheel into something else, v001

or, “how to destroy something to make it better”

so my friend tony called me up and said he knew where there was a trailer i might be interested in. it was free, it was hammered, stripped, and was a 5th wheel to boot.

*sigh*

my rig isn’t set up for a fifth wheel, being . . . → Read More: how to turn a fifth wheel into something else, v001

dew drop inn kitchen facelift part 003…

so between being sicker than a dog (spent most of mayfaire in my tent sleeping) my normal mundane business stuff, and happy distractions like the world rhythm festival, i haven’t had a whole lot of time to do the blog thing.

so, without further ado, i bring you a grate:

this was a spot . . . → Read More: dew drop inn kitchen facelift part 003…

dew drop inn kitchen facelift part 002…

so it’s been a busy couple days, with the world rhythm festival, and a lot of mundane business stuff going on…

so here’s the latest update… short on pictures and details, since the last round of welding and so on was done in the pouring rain…

we ended up putting up one of the wings . . . → Read More: dew drop inn kitchen facelift part 002…

building tuck’s trailer… (part 004)

so tuck’s utility trailer is coming along nicely…

here’s the decking going on… (gorilla glue and screws for the win 🙂

note the glue and screw blocks that are bolted to the frame:

here we’re fitting the pressure treated vertical back piece and the back deck:

and here we’re cutting the side walls:

. . . → Read More: building tuck’s trailer… (part 004)

dew drop inn kitchen facelift part 001…

so i’ve been over at my friend tuck’s a lot lately, working on my kitchen trailer, and his utility trailer.

a bit of history… so once upon a time i had a little beat up holiday rambler travel trailer… typical stick and staple, water damage in a few spots, etc.

in the sca i run . . . → Read More: dew drop inn kitchen facelift part 001…

building tuck’s trailer… (part 003)

so once the dew drop’s kitchen was painted, (for now, it’s getting a second coat) it was time to move on to the important stuff (to tuck, our host for this circus…)

remember that little trailer i was hacking on last time? well, it got some spiffy new holes cut in it…

because while . . . → Read More: building tuck’s trailer… (part 003)

building tuck’s trailer… (part 002)

so today was all about seeing things in the light of day, and shopping for paint and the little things…

first stop was home depot, who was next to useless for what i had in mind… followed by lowes, who wasn’t much better. lowes used to have what i was after (direct to metal industrial . . . → Read More: building tuck’s trailer… (part 002)

building tuck's trailer… (part 001)

alternate title: recycling pirate for the win…

so my buddy tuck had this pretty thrashed rv trailer that he acquired from somewhere (family i think) … anyway, as i’ve built a whole whack of trailers for eventing, merchanting, etc, he asked me… 🙂

i didn’t have a whole lot of time to help with the . . . → Read More: building tuck's trailer… (part 001)

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