Way after!! Hurricanes provided firewood only and the grounds needed just a little gentle tidying-up afterwards.
Good advice. Old recycled timber, nails screws warts an' all were largely used in most of my constructions. Nice holster in pic with neat workshop & empty shelves! In MOH's world empty shelves exist for only a few nanoseconds after they are installed. One cannot deploy a camera in that time.
The green tool in my left hand is a Metabo jigsaw. With a few rechargeable batteries I have portable Metabo angle-grinder, drill and circular saw as well for use around the grounds away from power points. Bigger tools are mains or petrol driven of course and live in our barn.
Intra-oral measurements are in microns or hundredths of a millimeter for certain things. Yes, it's nice to look up at the day's end and tackle something measured merely in mm.
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Those shelves were empty because I just finished that part of the workbench. Those shelves were filled rather fast, not in a few nanoseconds but not much longer. Storage is always a problem with me, never enough. Half my equipment is mobile and now I'm running out of parking space. Maybe a parking meter will help.
Small & different, MOH requested I replace a Bridge trophy plinth which had gone missing. Simple design for the reapplication of plaques, I stuck a number of bits of teak together, turned them and oiled the result only, no gloss black, which is usual.
Dentists usually break intra-oral fixed bridges up into manageable segments to reduce spans between abutments. A mouth is an even wetter place to place a bridge in than our garden and a three-missing-teeth gap between supporting abutment teeth is about the limit that will last any reasonable time, say a dozen to fifteen years.
Nineteen years ago I fitted by far my largest bridge in our garden spanning the narrows on our lake, some 7 meters or 22 feet. Unlike the recent donkey shelter I selected appropriate preserved timbers and to date the structure shows no deterioration anywhere.
Bits have been replaced of course, but the original ply body structure holds good to this day. Suspension is transverse ply leaves, steering is Ackermann geometry using a length of bicycle chain embedded in a formica-coated hardwood rack and a fixed sprocket, welded bespoke trunnions and bits of alu. television aerial. Braking is ultra hi-tech bent pipes bearing on the rear tyres operated by a standing lever in the cockpit. Spoked wheels have wheelchair hubs.