After I completed the paver installation in 2013 ( LINK ), it was time to finish the rest of the front landscaping. As always, I am not a contractor; there may be better ways to do this. Also very important, call your local utilities and have them visit to do locates on the electrical, gas, communication […]
This an update to the boat mover dolly I created in 2014: http://www.justinchristie.ca/2014/10/01/building-a-boat-dolly/ After some repeated use I discovered that the bicycle tires I free-cycled were not coping well with the combined weight of the dolly and boat. The tires were starting to buckle, and one of them had a slow rim leak. The threaded 1/2″ […]
Today I decided to change the front bumper on the Fiero. The 300zx bumper, or the “Scarab”, is a rarity. I’ve never seen a Fiero with one installed in Canada; I purchased it via Kijiji. PISA makes the bumper, and the fiberglass work is top notch.
Inspired by the worm hole in the film Interstellar, …I decided to make my own version in After Effects CC 2014. It’s surprisingly easy to do – it’s just a multitude of layers using the lens and bulge effects. This is how the gravitational lensing is achieved – although it’s not scientifically accurate. The working […]
Just shot a quick video walking around the Fiero yesterday.
With the purchase of a Dolphin American 12 Jon boat, I needed a way to transport it to the the river. The solution? Build a boat dolly on wheels. I managed to find a free set of bicycle wheels that someone was parting with – I freshened them up with a coat of paint. I began with […]
Our laundry room is small in size, and our builder only left us a 8 foot wall behind our washer and dryer for shelving. When we first moved in I added 4 wire framed shelves – it gave us something to store detergent, hangars, towels, etc. It served it’s purpose, but we needed to add […]
After installing the patio in the backyard, I wanted to carry that same design to the front. We have a narrow driveway and cannot park side-by-side – best solution is to extend the driveway width with pre-cast patio stones. I was adding 4 feet. Using Illustrator, I mocked up a design. Just like the patio […]
I purchased an older Evinrude 2hp boat motor (model E2RCNE), and I wanted an easy way to store and service it – the obvious solution is to build a motor stand/dolly. I started off with a ‘movers dolly’ from Princess Auto – it was made of hardwood and on sale for $14. This gave me […]
I spent a few weeks (back in Spring 2013) going back and forth on a decision to install a deck or a patio in our backyard. I ultimately decided on a patio because it would last longer and have less maintenance – however it would be far more labour intensive. Using Adobe Illustrator, I mocked […]