Today Reclaimed Island screened new soil from our compost bin!!! Built a small 2x4 frame and stapled a double layer or 1/4 inch hardware cloth to it. Then i drilled 2, 1/4 inch holes in a sawzall blade about an 1 3/4 inches apart. After cutting a slot for the blade in the screen box, i then used 2, 1/4 x 1 3/4 carriage bolts with nuts to secure the blade to the frame. I carefully put the blade in the sawzall and fired it up and it worked like a dream!!!!! Screened compost!!!
It took longer then I would have wanted it to, but I am very happy with the end result. Mahogany decking, scribed to cobble stone pillars. Good job me!!!
Finally got around to making some new frames out of the wood that I’ve been gathering over the winter.
The top 2 are 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”, weathered hemlock. The big one in The middle is also weathered hemlock, 13 1/2” x 13 1/2”. The bottom 2 are red wood, 10” x 10”. Apparently, red wood was big out here in the 80’s for trim, as an alternative to cedar. Both are naturally bug and rot resistant and hold up well in a costal environment.
Absolutely have to get this cleaned up!!! I need the work space!!
The nicest work day ever!!!
the fog comes in and the fog goes out.
finally a day out in may!!! 5/7 finds this afternoon at low tide after work. not a huge pile of treasure by any means, but a really great variety of colors. AND ANOTHER RED!!!! i picked it up and put it in my pocket thinking it was another brown piece and when i got home and laid it out i realized it was red!!
bit behind with posting some pics. the first 3 pics are from 4/28’s high tide and the the bottom five are from the same days low tide. found a nice piece of bonfire glass in the morning and an “R” and a dissolving penny in the evening!
the new work view. the head of Jane’s Cove, looking across Edgartown Great Pond, to the barrier beach separating the Atlantic ocean. Multi million dollar view.