Wendesday Woodworking – More work in the Artium

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the atrium this week.  Still working on the storage unit.  That’s proving to be more time-consuming than I thought.  Second project is some lattice-work we decided to do.  We’ve had problems in the past with small animals (cats mostly) climbing over the wall of the atrium and sleeping in there.  The idea was to build a lattice thing that would stop them from getting in and as an extra benefit we could use it to keep our kittens in the atrium if we wanted to.

Using this as an excuse, I’ve bought this fancy air compressor and brad nailer.  Homedepot had these on sale this week so I nabbed one.  The version they had also included a finish nailer and a stapler.  Here’s my new toy:

My new air compressor and brad nailer

My new air compressor and brad nailer

It’s an impressive time saver.  I was able to build this in a couple of hours:

Lattice work to keep the critters out of our atrium.

Lattice work to keep the critters out of our atrium.

Hard to tell from the picture but it’s seven feet wide and about four feet at its high point.

And here is the progress on the storage unit:

Current state of the storage unit.

Current state of the storage unit.

I know it doesn’t look much different from last week’s picture but it took all weekend to get it to look like this.  Hopefully the next picture I get to take will be more impressive.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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5 Responses to Wendesday Woodworking – More work in the Artium

  1. tracy says:

    One of the most important things i’ve learned is that the project is only as good as the tools .. it’s imperative to have the right set of tools.

    That air compressor is a rather great new addition.

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  2. gpcox says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Andrew, to you and yours!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Marv says:

    A project is not worth doing unless you can buy new tools.

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