Weekend Projects (Oct. 2-3, 2021)
You may recall that a while back I put a new serpentine belt tensioner on my car, but I had the incorrect sized belt. I put the old belt back on temporarily. Today, I installed a new belt. Easy peasy. Took me about 20 min. to get the old one out and the new one in because, of course, you have to remove a few things (e.g., air box) to even get to the belt. Otherwise, it would only have taken a couple of minutes to do this job.
The second job came courtesy my friend and coworker Stephanie. Someone gave her young son what I call a "tyke bike," but it needed some repair. So I took care of that, too. Here's a little playlist of videos about it.
Next up, I started building a couple of side tables using these very simple DIY square side table plans. It's a rough cut look. Here are the top, the shelf, and one of the sides (the other is a mirror of this one) laid out and ready for me to drill the pocket screw holes and start assembling it.
Me Bringing Home the Lumber
And, of course, I watched football--which reminds me.... Did you see how the Hawkeyes dominated Maryland on Friday night (51-14)? Go Hawks! Well, that pretty much wraps up what Saturday looked like. I guess I also updated the firmware on my wireless router, so there's that, too.
Before church I followed my own DIY drain cleaning recipe and nuked a couple of stinky sinks. After church and lunch, I went out the shed and worked on assembling the table I had started to build on Saturday. This involved drilling a lot of pocket screw holes (thankfully, I have a pocket hole jig for this) and screwing in not an insignificant number of pocket hole screws.
Here's the assembled product. I haven't finished it (stain or paint) because I plan to give it away to new homeowners as a housewarming gift. I figured they might want to stain or paint it to their liking, although I will do it for them if they want me to.🙂
And here's me talking about it a little, you know, getting myself ready to launch a YouTube channel that will more than triple my current income. LOL 😛