Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sept 1st 2010

I began assembling the five panels up tonight. My back was hurting and I was home alone, so I used temporary supports to hold everything in place.

I also used my metal vice to start bending the metal tie down straps. This is how they attach to the gazebo on the inside and outside. Now those bolts I put in make sense!

After four of the five panels were up, I snapped this picture with my iPhone. Looks good!

Aug 28th 2010

Without this little finger plane, I would have had a lot more challenges building this. This little Stanley saved my neck. Without it, my dado cuts would have been far more challenging to finish. Plus there is something profoundly satisfying with working with hand tools.