Monday, February 23, 2015

Blog Post #8


Hi Follower(s),

        I have to be honest, not much has happened in the two weeks since my last blog.  The whole past week I have been off of school.  During the school break I first went up north to Nub's Nob to ski for three days and then my mom, cousin, and I went out to Montana for 5 days and we skied 3 days at a resort called Big Sky.  I was only home one day of break and that day I worked at the bakery, which is my job, so between skiing and working I had almost no time to work on my project.
     
            However that being said, I still managed to do a little bit.  I was able to create a shopping list for my next mini project, a ski storage rack/area.  I need a stud finder, wooden dowels, 2 by 4s, paint, drywall screws, latex caulk, and foam.  Most people when storing their skis hang the skis from their tips, however this the wrong thing to do, it damages the tips and the camber of the skis.  Instead, I am going to store the skis sideways, so they are laying flat. This won't damage the skis at all.  I hope to finish this ski storage project in the next month or so, but it depends on how busy my weeks are.

    See Ya!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blog Post #7

 Hi Follower(s),

      Since my last blog post, I have finished my second mini project, which is a picture frame storage holder. It's purpose is to help organize and store all of the picture frames in a house. I made it out of wooden dowels, 2 by 2 pieces of wood, and wood glue.  This project was considerably easier than my first project, my backyard ski ramp, but I did learn new techniques of carpentry, like how to use wood glue and a hole drill bit, which is my goal.

         My next mini project is building a ski storage unit in my basement. This storage unit will consist of places to put a couple pairs of skis, a shelf or two to put ski boots and ski clothes on, and a couple of hooks for helmets and jackets.  Right now my skis, boots and ski clothing are very disorganized and strewn all around my basement.  By building this storage unit, all of my ski stuff will be in one place and everything will be much more organized and easier to find.  I am going to mount the storage unit onto the wall so it gets everything off the floor and looks less cluttered.

        I hope to get a shopping list together for this new project by the time I write my next blog post, because next week is winter break and I am going to be skiing everyday during break except one so I am not going to have much, if any, time to work on it in the next couple of weeks.  Hopefully in the next month to month and a half I will complete it.

See Ya!