Monday, March 23, 2015

Blog Post #10


Hi Follower(s),

     In the past two weeks since my last blog, I have not accomplished much on my ski rack/storage mini project, however, in those two weeks, I have thought up a new potential mini project.  The first thing I built was the backyard ramp and ski jump, which was great for use in the winter, since the snow helped to bridge the path from the bottom of the ramp to the jump up to the rail, and this path was about 10 feet long.  I loved using the ramp and jump so much, that I want to be able to use it in the summer as well.  To do this I need to connect the jump up to the rail with wood and turf, that way I will be able to keep enough speed to slide the entire rail.  The turf and water will act as the "snow" and help me keep speed.  I would like to get this new potential project along with the ski rack/storage project done by the end of spring break.  I am not going anywhere over spring break, so that gives me nine whole days to work on these two projects, hopefully enough time to finish both.

     Unfortunately, these will be my last two projects of the year for me because I have to write and perform a talk about my 20-time project, so I will have to put aside time for that.

   See Ya!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Blog Post #9

Hi Follower(s),

       In the past two weeks since my last blog post, I have gone to the hardware store, aka Home Depot, and gathered the supplies for my ski rack project.  I got wooden dowel, 2 by 4s, a stud finder, and shelf brackets.  In this new mini project, I am using skills I learned in my first two mini projects, the ski ramp/jump and the picture frame holder. I learned how to use 2 by 4s, screws and the miter saw during my ski ramp project. I learned how to use wood glue, a hole drill bit, and wooden dowels with my picture frame holder project.  I will combine all of these skills, and hopefully improve them with my third project.
     Every time I write about this project I always say that I will be done in a month, however I haven't started building it yet.  In one month I will have Easter Break, meaning an entire week to work on my project.  By the end of break I will for sure have this project done, plus have all of the bits and pieces tied up from my first two mini projects.  Unfortunately, this mini project will probably be my last, since I have to have time to write and memorize my speech. Can't wait to start!

See Ya!