Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Good Morn.. uh, I mean, Afternoon !!

A few more days, and I'm headed back home.

I've been keeping an eye on things from a distance...
Everything is fine, but the house does look lonely.

After I get back home and settled in, I gotta hit the ground
running again. Winter is just around the corner.
Yippee!... Not :/

That does mean, a few things on the to do list have to be taken care of asap. For one, I need a back porch. I'll be honest though, as far as moving stuff in, boob height access has made things a little simpler. No steps to climb, just a willing helper on the inside grabbing things. I would like better access over the snowy months though. I won't fret over it if I don't have time to complete it before the white stuff comes in, but I'll give it a shot.

All I need back there is 4' x 4' with the steps going along the house. Someone with experience would have it done in a few hours I'm sure. I'll have to give myself a few days with my limited experience. I did build the front porch all by myself ~ grin. And I think it turned out pretty good. I still have to board up the sides to hide the framing, but that can wait. Here's a night time glimpse of it...

Not bad for a first attempt, eh ;-)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sunny Side Up

My attempt at photographing the Solar Eclipse....

The first picture is actually from inside the house,
shinning through my skylight :-)

Not bad for a Canadian Redneck, eh... ;-)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Relocating ~ ASAP!

I've been working my ass off at the Woodlot lately.

A little TLC would be in order, but I have to be patient...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

MissK ~ Sketching on The Woodlot

I spent the whole day at the woodlot yesterday. I made good progress. Things are slowly but surely falling into place. At the end of the day, I was sitting on one of my pile of trees, contemplating, then I started on this little sketch for the section of land I'm currently working on. 

Actually, the sketch I drew on the lot is the messy looking one at the bottom. I made the nicer one from memory and mental measurements after I got home. The scale is pretty darn close. All these elements were previously only in my head. I really like seeing it like this :D The messy one too, I like the process... 

Sketches done directly on my new phone, freehand...
Love this thing ;-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

My "Still" Shack... Wait? What??

Damn it Boilerdoc!! Why you gotta be so nosy?! :P

Out picking hazelnuts, eh?
Yeah, right ;-)

Well, since y'all are here, how 'bout a little tour...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Cinder Cone

I was surfing for Cabin Porn, and came across this little gem. 

Pretty cool to see what some people can do
with a daydream and a few friends ;-)

More pictures below the break...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MissK ~ Camo Time!!

I caught the crafty bug over the weekend.
Figured I should do something about it.
So I went to get me some camo paint...
And went to work :-)

Now, keep in mind, I've never done this before.
Victim #1 : an empty kitty litter bucket.
I thought it would be an easy target for my first ever camo job.
Turned out pretty good. Well, I thought so ;-)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

~ Someday ~

I would love to do this kind of work...

I added links to the Artists. A few were hard to locate,
so my apologies for any errors. Please let me know,
and I will gladly make the correction.

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Equinox Lives Again !!

My battery died a few days ago. It wouldn't hold a charge so I needed a new one, no biggie... 'till it was time to take it out. I worked on many older cars before, but never one this new. They like to hide shit under plastic these days. I mean this should be obvious, right? Well at first, it wasn't :/

Now that I went through it, I wanna roll my eyes at how simple it was. I admit it, I went online for some tips on how to get the battery out. And I found nothing really useful about my specific vehicle. So I figured it out on my own. Which brings me to the following issue. Since no one has posted much of anything worthwhile about this "simple" task, why don't I do it ;-)

So I took a couple picture of my Equinox's engine bay. Then scribbled a few things on them in a way that I would have loved to find, when I looked for some online help. So here it is, in laymen's terms... available to anyone searching for help on such a "trivial" task.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Battery Basics 101
If you need clear information on the following issues,
inspect the pictures bellow.
Battery Location
Jump Starting Terminals
Battery Removal

Click the pictures for a better look.

2011 Equinox Battery Removal Steps:
1~  Slide off the plastic computer cover exposing 3 large wire connectors.

2~ Unclip the 3 connectors from the computer, label if needed.

3~ Remove the bolt that was hiding behind the middle wires. You can access this bolt if you have the right tools without unclipping the connectors. I took them off because it was very cold (-20C) when I did this. I did not want to put extra stress on the wires. It was easier to take the computer completely out of the way.

4~ Slide the computer off the metal tabs and put in a safe place.

5~ Remove the 2 bolts holding the metal bracket in place. The one towards the firewall is easy. The second one, is harder to get at since it's hiding under a plastic panel. Pop out the plastic faster indicated on the picture to lift the panel just enough to slide your ratchet or wrench in. If I recall correctly, you need 8mm all around.

6~ Remove the battery cables and voila!

7~ Reverse the steps to re-install.

If you find this information helpful, let me know ;-)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Love It!

Something like this would be fun to make :-)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gullible Pussy

Try it. I dare ya ;-)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One Word ~ Astounding!

"Spidey" came to town recently. And I thought... I've never seen anything like this in real life before, why not, could be fun. So I went, not sure what to expect.

Honestly, it was quite entertaining. And having some NLP background myself, I have to say, I really enjoyed "dissecting" it, withing the limited realm of my current knowledge of course. Big props to him for not boasting his "talents". Instead, he aimed to provide a hilariously memorable experience to both his audience and participants alike. Which I might add, were very willing and eager to make the cut... me not so much, I wanted to watch and learn ;-)

Warning: Don't try this in the States... you might get yourself shot O_o

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Project ~ Don't Thread On Me!

I'm re-posting this...
Because I've been working on it ;-)

I'm also working on a Carving Page
so those interested can see my progress.
I should have it up sometime over the next few days.

~ Original Post, July 30th ~

I just recently started carving again.
This is the Inspiration for my next carving... :-)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Moving Forward... A Little Faster... ;)

I went on the prowl a few days ago and stumbled on this neat idea on how to get things done. It's simple really, but when you feel somewhat overwhelmed by all that needs to get done for your life to keep moving in the direction you want, the simpler it is, the better.

Snatched from John... ;-)

I might share a few of those projects as time goes on.
As I talked about before, accountability does help.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Piano Anyone?

Come on, tell me you tried it ;-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Another Reason to say "FUCK YOU!"

HA! :P

Snatched from Mike Miles ;-)