Monthly Archives: September 2012

Workbench Day 25: Leg Vise shaping…

Well it’s been too long since I was out in the shop making the wood chips fly so I had a few moments and decided to put steel on wood.  My wife and I have been focusing on getting the … Continue reading

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Sky Fort Day 11: Conclusion of the saga…

We did it!  The Sky Fort is complete.  Everything was wrapped up in about 30 minutes before dinner late this afternoon. There was only two things left to do today.  (1) Attach the swings: The swings gave us the only … Continue reading

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Sky Fort Day 10: Swings and Crows Nest.

We got a lot accomplished in a relatively short amount of time today.  The end is in sight! First we tackled attaching the swingset beam to the suppot assembly.  This was enough with huge 8″ hex bolts and metal braces. … Continue reading

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Sky Fort Day 9: Monkey Bars and Porch Roof.

We didn’t get a lot of progress accomplished today thanks to a rather big oops we have to fess up to…regarding that porch roof. Yeaaaah, so yesterday I posted about how silly it was to build the roof completely, then attach … Continue reading

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Sky Fort Day 8: Roof, rocks and rails, oh my!

Not a whole heck of a lot of progress today (compared to the last three days of frenzied activity).  It was more about tying up loose ends and getting ready to tackle the next big phase: monkey bars, swings and … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 24: Starting the leg vise.

Had to start sometime I guess!  I didn’t do a whole heck of a lot.  More like prep work, I figure. First, I took my 1×6 plank of pine and cut two 36″ lengths.  The bench is just a hair … Continue reading

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Sky Fort Day 7: Upper walls, windows and the ladder.

Despite the fact that it was a work/school day, Sara and I made some more good progress on the Sky Fort today. While Keaton was at school, Kylie and I made a trip to the BORG to buy another gallon … Continue reading

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