View Full Version : What To Do On A Rainy Day?

05-17-2003, 07:00 AM
I could clean the shop. Naw.

Joe (SoCal)
05-17-2003, 07:22 AM
Home @ 1:00 am up at 7:00 got to take Tess to ballet then if it's not raining shuttle her to T-ball with SWMBO, Lunch and off to slave selling porterhouses again. Hopefully not for long enrolled in an immersive real estate course starting next month and my company is picking up a little teeny tiny bit :cool: < got my shades on to cover my blood shot eyes, not because I'm Cool >

Mr. Know It All
05-17-2003, 07:37 AM
It's Saturday Morning Mikey! Watch cartoons on TV until the sun comes out. :D

05-17-2003, 07:46 AM

Rex Fearnehough
05-17-2003, 07:47 AM
Spending time with Elli. Wow, I've just noticed
there is a storm outside!

Tar Devil
05-17-2003, 09:20 AM
Well... Ahem, if Sue is busy, then you can do this...




05-17-2003, 09:55 AM
I got a full size Windsprint in the carport I need to finish Phil.

On the shop, I decided to give it a go. Boy is it a mess! :eek: It's astounding how many tools I've accumulated over the years. I've got 3 tool boxes full of hand tools both mechanics and wood working and more scattered about. I need another tool box. How about a nice wood one? smile.gif I've got one whole wall of storage space dedicated to all power tools. smile.gif Of course the new table saw is in the middle. AND THE WOOD! The stuff is everywhere! :eek: A guy can bragg a little can't he? :D Back to the chore at hand. No tellin what else I might find in thar. Damn, this looks like a Dingo post! tongue.gif ;)

[ 05-17-2003, 10:58 AM: Message edited by: Memphis Mike ]

Wild Dingo
05-17-2003, 10:18 AM
:eek: "a dingo post?" yer what?? hurrrumph indeed young fella!! :rolleyes:

"What to do on a rainy day" was the question you asked...

Well first you get one of these and whack the bark of it then get into gettin rid of the run of rot around the inside till yer end up with something like this...


Then yer get a nice debarked round about 18 inches high {or so... Im inside its outside its p****g down cats and dogs out there and its warm here soooo...} plop the one above on top...


Then muck about with them till yer happy with what yer got cause it cant be centred without muckin up them slots yerve carved out while gettin rid of the rot and yer begin to think that it looks kinda cool offcentre anyway...


And this is green green green wood!!... but it was fun muckin about with it today on the front porch while I stayed clear of the missus the lovely percerverer of my wonton tangents possumpoop... aahhh mates was a buggar of a day! :( she wouldnt speak to me after me plan buyin spree of Friday and it was bucketting down and it was only just warm... flamin near had to dig out me jeans!! :eek:

edited to add... now I gotta go ask the question of what the blazes do you seal this with when its over and done? Okay Im not going to make it now this was something for me day but its what theyre going to be when theyre a bit dryer so when done and together what do you glaze it with? Ive seen some of the ones the yuppies pay big bucks for and they have a clear finish about 1/4 in thick all over them... anyone have any ideas what that would be?

[ 05-17-2003, 11:22 AM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]

05-17-2003, 11:36 AM
That's cool Dingo. I've had that same idea in my head for years. I first saw one of those at a place called "The Cave" in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If it's green, you may have to let it season up first but you can seal it with several coats of epoxy and it will be beautiful. People are always cutting down trees around here but they never slice them up thin enough for me to grap a piece like that and my chainsaw only has a 14 inch blade.

Dutch Rub
05-17-2003, 05:37 PM

You dont happen to be an infamous gourmet by any chance?

Dutch Rub
05-18-2003, 05:26 PM
I always enjoy counting my ingrown hairs.......

km gresham
05-19-2003, 10:00 AM
Rainy days are made for watching black and white movies :D

05-19-2003, 10:11 PM
Dreaming through WB and others back issues. "Oh yes, I'd forgotten that" and "Why didn't I do that on my boat" and "Oh! so thats how it's done" Bliss (and a glass of good scotch!). :cool: :cool: smile.gif