Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tool Porn 2

In the bottom of a crate heading to the dump I found these.Hollows and rounds for a curve.

Golden Gate

A friend flew to San Fran last week .This is what they sent to let me know they had arrived

Wild Turkey

I have live where I live for almost 50 yrs . These are the first birds I have ever seen

Restoring Balusters

The balusters on my deck are 30 yrs old cedar, rarely treated.A jointer and some sandpaper and they are almost good enough to stain and reuse

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bye Bye Birdy

A sharp shinned
Hawk sent a mourning dove into the bottom left sash .The window on the right must have felt lonely .It just exploded one day this summer.The down side of thermopane glass is that you can't just go get a piece of glass and reglaze.I had to replace the entire bottom sash for each window .To the tune of $650. Last warm day till spring is what I waited for.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day at the Beach

Double 40's  Wind and Temperature.  Bids diving on fish just over the beach'

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band-EAST↔WEST.

Fishing in the Dark

There is nothing worse than the sound of fishing string snapping on a cast. Knowing that your best fishing lure just launched about 200 yds into the ocean. Unfortunately this is the best time to look for Morone Saxatilis.
This was my view walking back to the truck.


This is not your store bought variety.Every strip was ripped on a table saw by myself or my son who at the time was a starving college student.
Getting ready for a new coat of paint(solid stain).Th
is is about 25% of it all

Sunday, October 22, 2017


Oil Paint

I don't remember replacing as much wood when I could prime with a linseed oil based primer. I know oil is not good for the atmosphere but cutting extra trees doesn't help either.This will be the third time I have repaired my front porch.

Cutting a 45

Sometimes the 6 or 8 saws I own just wont cut the angle I want. All the bevel all opposite of what I needed.A sharp rip saw did the trick.

Eel Chowder

Was invited to an event that's been going on in the pine barrens since 1838. Fresh eels from peconic bay. Long Island potatoes and well water, plus???.Just add fire Everything came in and out on a trailer.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Red Knots

Just finished this amazing story of instinct and interaction

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NY Skyline

I dont recognize it anymore.                                                                     The Empire State is in there


Mines on the bottom was built 30 yrs ago .The one on the top was an old house I saw in Nova
Scotia last week. I like the added roof .I know there is a name for it, but it alludes me.

Opening Day

Blackfish opened 10/5. I left for canada 10/6  .16 in min,
4 fish limit/man. I had 16 that day 4 Keepers .The Capt 2.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Musings from Big Pink: How To Use Hollows and Rounds: Steps 1

Musings from Big Pink: How To Use Hollows and Rounds: Steps 1: Hollows and rounds have no fence and no depth stop. The lack of these two features is what allows for their flexibility. No fence and no dep...

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats: Notice of Closure

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats: Notice of Closure: As some regular visitors to this blog -- those who dig, and dig deep, into our archives -- may have noticed, a significant, bordering on va...

Going to miss this one.

James McMurtry "Forgotten Coast" (Official Music Video)

Saturday, September 30, 2017



Benchcrafted: Swing Away Seat Instructions

Benchcrafted: Swing Away Seat Instructions: We've uploaded the installation instructions for the Swing Away Seat. We offer some tips and guidelines for installation, as well as ...

boat restorations

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Robert Johnson - Love In Vain - High Quality

NY Botanical Gardens

Bear Mt Hawk watch

Over 200 broad wings,   4 sharp shinned ,2 coppers 1 redtail, 3 eagles , 100s of black vultures

waited hrs but saw most between 1-2  had to leave.

Fleetwood Mac - Man of the world 1969

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sunrise off Hay Beach

My 87 Jeep Wrangler

New used AX15 ,clutch,transfer case. New front calipers slotted and drilled.New Valve cover to install. Weber carb. and electronic ignition  Rat rod black finish.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Morning Dew

Mahogany Tackle Box

Some one I used to work for gave me this yrs ago.He said he used to fish with Ted Williams and the same boat yd that made Hemingway's boat "Pilar" built his  Who knows.
Some denatured alcohol and laquer thinner and 0000 steel wool.Some shellac then spar varnish.

Friday, June 16, 2017

How to repair an IKEA chair.

With Trim head stainless steel screws!

Rear Window

The Rhodos looked spectacular this year!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017


The deck is a little spongy

I didn't have a bottle jack with me . I borrowed the trucks.A few tecos later the woman was back in business.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great South Bay

Where  grew up

Something is Wrong with my Downspout

That is a three foot section of Maple roots from the tree next to the house I was working on.. 2 ft of water on top of root mass  So much for dry wells near Acer rubrum

So much for pressure treated lumber