DIY Outboard Engine Stand

The Sailboat we got had a small(ish) outboard engine with it.  It’s a 10hp engine so it isn’t going to win any races but it will certainly move the boat around for some fishing adventures.  I might be be a bit negative but everything we get used lately doesn’t work and needs some TLC before…

The Sailboat Project – Part #2

Now that we assessed the damage and decided it is worth a shot, we started on the repairs.  I took on the inside while Al worked on the outside of the crack.  He was able to use the grinder to get down to the fiberglass and find where the cracks end.  On the inside I…

The Sailboat Project – Part #1

After a couple weeks of fighting with trailers and modifying one we got off Craigslist, we were finally able to get the sailboat home.  So far we are pretty far in the hole with the cost of this thing.  It was supposed to be a super cheap deal that we just have to fix up,…

Wood Floor Makeover

I have a friend that has been fixing up her house lately and I keep promising to come help.  Unfortunately, with my schedule, that promise has been pretty hard to fulfill.  I finally took a day to go over there and help with fixing up a floor in one of her bedrooms.  It looks like…

Familab Tour – Workshop Wednesdays

To continue our Workshop Tour series on Workshop Wednesdays we did a tour of our favorite Makerspace Familab!  Check it out and tell us what you think!  If you have any questions about the lab, what is offered there, how it works, etc please feel free to reach out to me or any of the…

150cc Bash Scooter Upkeep – Part 4

While I was taking a break from blog posts I got tired of the scooter sitting on the patio doing nothing.  I decided to break down and replace the clutch in an effort to see if that helps the speed issues.  I ordered one on Amazon and once it came in I called my buddy…

First Big Bowl Turn – Part #1

Since I got the lathe and started wood turning I have wanted to turn some bowls.  I previously made a super small one from a blank I purchased at Rockler but nothing normal sized.  That small blank was still $5 and in the clearance bin.  The bigger bowl blanks can end up being a LOT more…