Craftsman but not Techmen

This past week I have been doing a lot of sanding on the jPod in preparation for painting it.  In the middle of my mind numbing “sand-fest”, my random orbital sander suddenly developed a problem.  I would turn it on and it spun & looked great. ...

The "Door"K

Recently, the weather has been so nice that I have focused on building rather than blogging.  So I thought I’d pause to make an update on my progress with the jPod. First, I removed my cabinet on the inside & started over.  I decided to make my electrical...

A"door"ed

Progress on the jPod has been slow since summer & it is tempting to be depressed about that.  The only difference is that I am trying to keep up with teaching in addition to daily life.  Yet, I am happy to have a job even if it distracts me from the build. A...

Galley & Dumplings

After finishing off the Cowboy Pot roast, Senior Management and I decided that I must make another Dutch Oven dish.  This time I made “Chicken Dumpling Stew” (A few Pics Below).  It turned out really well.  I used a recipe found in the cookbook...

Progress Resumes in New Work Space

Well it has finally happened.  I had a few spare minutes to sort through some of the tools and scraps of wood enough that some progress could be made on the jPod.  Moving to a new house really messed up my build organization.  However, the move also provided me with a...

A little crying is good

Senior Management and I have had a busy couple of weeks.  We bought a new house, moved to it, and the day after moving I had a nose surgery.  The best news is that when we moved the jPod to the new house, it went really smoothly.  I hardly knew it was behind the...