For some time I've toyed with the idea of building my own cnc router, or perhaps a 3d printer. The idea, of having a tool which allows me to fabricate parts using a computer to control the process, is pretty compelling.
With the first chair I tried a couple of approaches to stripping off the black paint. First I tried a hot air gun. Which was not terribly effective. So I moved on to paint stripper and wire wool.
For a long time I've not pulled my weight in the "cooking a meal for the family" stakes. Based solely on the excuse that I don't have a dining table or chairs. So I've been content to go to my brothers' houses and enjoy their hospitality, but when it came my turn it was always out for a meal somewhere. But no longer!
Some time ago I started a project..., OK quite a long time ago..., alright - I'm slightly embarrassed to admit it was over 2 years ago. My bedroom is pretty big so I decided it could stand to lose a couple of feet to have a decent size built-in wardrobe.
Decking project is now complete (well ish). Three days of labouring in the sunshine, which was very hot work but actually really nice in many ways. It's great to be out of the office, doing something constructive.