Wednesday, June 25, 2008

progress on the BBQ smoker

The BBQ project had been moving a bit slowly for the first month, but the pace has accelerated with the acquisition of a new work space. No more borrowed workshop time, now I can pretty much go work on my stuff whenever I want, in a (soon to be) well outfitted shop.

New stuff added since the last update:
- Lots of grinding, cleaning up the edges and makin it purty.
- The firebox now has a door. Strap will be added to make a lip and the vents still need to be finished up.
- The barrels have doors now too (not pictured)
- Racks installed in firebox
- Wheels!

Lots more to come. Man, I can't wait to get cooking on this thing.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Current projects

The first, most important and most boring project is to organize the space. There's two rooms - one is about 16' x 16' and has a huge skylight. It'll be storage for clean things, Splat's photo studio and space for working on clean projects (sewing? electronics? tool storage?).

The other space has a roll up door and a door to the building hallway. We'll put shelving and benches around the perimeter, and leave the center for working. Terry wants to park inside at night, so it'll be good incentive to keep the main space free and clear.

Photography, working on the diner booth, adding performance bits to the WRX. And of course working on the BBQ - which I somehow forgot.

Making the art car, working on the KLR, ???, getting all the crap out of my livingroom

Working on the Gig Bar & storage

Parking, laundry & storage

Furniture refinishing & storage

First p0st!

Yup, it looks good on paper. Let's see if I can keep up with a project blog.

Step 1) My living room was being overtaken by crap, so get a bigger space. And by "living room" I mean part of the warehouse I live in.
Step 2) My landlord had a space vacate next to mine.
Step 3) Call some friends to split the rent.