I am the same , My Father was a carpenter in the Halifax ship yards , built cabinets and made wood work for ships in various areas including the wheelhouse area when wood work was a thing back then . Every time I start a project , I compare it to his way of getting it done .Thanks. My father could practically do stuff like this in his sleep and was a real craftsman! So I always compare any work I do and how fast I do it to what he did.
lots and lots of pine Brother , several thousand feet in our houseWhat kind of wood is that? Pine?
Hit a piece of sunken debris couple yrs ago in the salt marsh , broke part of the prop off at slow speed , during a duck hunt , well the air was blue , cause it's a vintage motor 73 Johnson it cost me $140 for new prop . Used that route for so many yrs and never a issue till after a storm and what ever I hit came off the bottom or washed in from the storm . Just showed my son right there , even being careful can cost you money so fastOne rule I learned over the years is if you own it, you drive it, especially when it comes to machinery like outboard motor boats, snow machines, and 4 wheel drive trucks and ATVs. It is amazing how you can drive a boat over a structure in a lake in the morning without know it was there and on the way back in the afternoon travelling on the same approximate route, hit the prop and Skag or worse crack the low gear housing. Now we are talking money! So if you are driving the boat you can only blame yourself.
Re done our Kitchen tile floor ripping up first tiles I put in , damm things cracked , not from lack of motar or proper install , they simply chipped like crazy just vacuuming , wife wanted a thicker more resilient tile , used the air chisel taking them up , dust went everywhere 😂😂😂 what a day that was washing everything downWell that was fun. Got my new counter top in. Never knew you have to cut the counter top to fit the wall (belt sander) . As I am typing I am eating dust, good god its every where.
Take them up with shovel , easier and less dust , let's just say wife was not impressed with my methods of removal 😂😂Need to do that here! I have some cracked ones too!
ouch !Tile is hard on the back, especially while working in the kitchen. Oh yes, and drop a water glass on the floor and you will be picking up glass shards for a month of Sundays. Oh, I know you can buy a matt to place in front of your sink, especially designed to relieve back stress . Well that’s all good until you forget it’s there and catch the edge of your shoe on it while making a move towards the dishwasher and spin out off control, grasping at anything on the smooth counter top, smashing your waist into the edge of the counter, then bouncing off the recycling bin at the end of the counter and hitting the floor with a thumb, knocking the wind out of yourself. The next next, my waist and ribs were a facsimile of giant grape gum ball from one of the old fashioned gum ball machines. That Matt became a flying carpet straight out the patio door. Needless to say the floor is bare tile once again.
Put that floor down long ago , I'm Brick /Stone and Tile guy by trade many yrs ago , Been sticking Ceramic down ever since , just enjoy the look of ceramic when done right , whole issue is get the right quality of ceramic .If you haven't put down new floors yet, consider LVT - Luxury vinyl tile. They don't need the same stable base as ceramic, can be grouted with an acrylic grout if you wish and are much warmer than ceramic. But they look like ceramic tile. Very simple to install too. We put them in our kitchen in 2014 and they still look great. Oura are 12" x 24".
Welcome back there Sir ,You gotta be more careful at your age injuries happen easier and last longer. Plus what TS said, you know “ woman’s work”.