Over the last few weeks, my front door has gotten a little blue.
I think it turned out pretty good. My wife picked out the color, I just applied the paint. I don't think she realized that I am going to get some white letters for above the door and label the door "Police call box".
Having seen all the kids and junk I've crammed inside, it is indeed bigger on the inside than it would appear.
I bought a bundle of fifteen 1x2s for $12. There are some pretty twisted, gnarly looking boards in the bundle. My dad taught me how to selectively cut with the twists and kinks in mind so the project turns out in the end. I've only 1 wonky spot I am not happy about. I used 3/4 of the bundle of wood with only a dozen of so 6 inch scraps left over.
It's built with tools my wife has gotten me over the last couple of birthdays. I love tools.
I didn’t realize it until last night, but 1 of my windows wouldn’t lock. I can’t have that! It was a 2nd story window, so not a security issue, but the cold air blows through it. I needed to make a shim for the lock.
I happen to have this really cool tool. My 3d printer. It can make parts for me when the weather is too nasty to go to the store (never mind that the stores don’t carry the parts I want).
I took a few measurements, wrote a few lines of openscad code, and 30 minutes later, I had some perfectly fitting window lock plate shims.
The most tedious part was getting good measurements and working the screws with the window right there. Doesn’t leave much room for tools and hands.
The part is so trivial to create that I probably won’t post it to thingiverse… although the new configurator may make it useful for other people.