Month: September 2013

Suddenly I’m Bob Villa? Not hardly.

I wanted to stain this vital component of our home security system (A stick that goes in the window frame) but it’s a dowel. So I cut up a a scrap of 1×2 into two pieces, notched them, then put screws in the ends of the dowel. BOOM –...

This right here, is spring fever.

I was at McLendon’s Hardware in Renton a few weeks ago, and I was impressed with their assortment of springs. Sadly, I could not think of a single current project that is held up for want of “A helical metal coil that can be pressed or pulled but returns...