First Skydive

January 30, 2018

My cousin and I get together a few times a year to have some fun. Our latest idea was to jump out of a plane. We started by booking a spot with skydiveFargo. Upon arriving at their hangar at the airport we started by signing a lot of waivers. Next we watched a safety video. … Read More

Race Review: Lutsen 99er 2016

January 27, 2018

I have made two previous attempts at completing the Maah Daah Hey 100 and was unsuccessful. I figured it was time to try a different 100 miler so I signed up for the Lutsen 99er. I used to live in Minnesota and was excited to get back there for a race. Northern Minnesota along Lake … Read More

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 3

January 14, 2018

On the first post I covered construction of the lower cabinet. The second post discussed building a base. On the final post I will need to attach the lower cabinet to the base, install a dust port, and paint everything. Step 21. Grab your combination square and get the lower cabinet centered on the base. … Read More

Building a shed: Part 10

December 26, 2017

On the last post I talked about building and mounting the decorative brackets. This shed is almost done! Step 19: I built the shed on the flattest place in my yard, but it is still slightly sloping. This leaves the front of the shed too high up to comfortably get in and out. This means … Read More

Building a shed: Part 9

December 26, 2017

In my previous post I discussed building and installing the doors. Step 18: Decorative brackets need to be made that fit under the soffit on the front of the shed. 3 in total are required per the plans. They are basically three layers sandwiched together. I started by running an edge and face of a … Read More

Building a shed: Part 8

December 4, 2017

In the previous post I discussed trimming the shed. Step 17: Custom doors need to be built for this shed. The plans are to replicate the shed shown in their picture which is partially made of cedar. I am changing things up a bit so that the shed matches our house and did things differently. … Read More

Building a shed: Part 7

December 4, 2017

In the previous post window openings were cut, window frames were built and installed. Step 16: Trim work and a lot of it. What separates this shed from others is the exceptional trim detail everywhere. I started by trimming out the door opening. It is crucial to get these precise because there is a 1/8″ … Read More

Building a shed: Part 6

December 4, 2017

On the previous post the trim was placed on the roof, drip edge and tar paper were installed, and the roof was shingled. I also had to close up the shed for the winter due to a lot of snow. This project was continued in the spring of 2017. Step 13: Take off the OSB … Read More

Building a shed: Part 5

November 10, 2017

In the previous post (Part 4) the shed was sided, overhang ladders were built, and the roof was sheathed. Step 10: Prior to shingling the roof, the roof trim needs to be placed. The plans call for a wider 6″ trim as the base with another 3″ trim on top of that. It looks nice, … Read More

Building a shed: Part 4

November 10, 2017

On my previous post (Part 3) I erected the walls and trusses. Step 7: On a typical building the walls are sheathed in OSB and then sided. I chose to use LP Smartside panels which combine these two steps saving some time. The panels are 4’x8′ and grooved 8″ on center. I chose to get … Read More