Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend work!

The weather in South Georgia was beautiful this past weekend with temperatures in the high 60's and even some low 70's with plenty of sunshine.  For me that meant being outside, and since there was no open hunting season for me to enjoy, I spent my time outside getting some work done in the shop!  You may remember that I have a new project that I recently started.  This weekend provided some time to move ahead with it and make some progress.  Here are the results...


I started by taking the little table apart to see what I was working with.  Notice that one section of the bottom rails is already broken.  That will not be fun!

Stripper at work!!  No not the topless kind!
My son took this picture when I wasn't looking.  He did a pretty good job capturing his old man really hunkering down and working that paint off of that leg!
Not sanded yet, but most of the paint is gone off of each leg!  That was an all afternoon job.  I did take breaks to play catch and feed the pitching machine for my little man!
After church I decided to see if I could finish up the sanding on the top shelf.  I had to take a belt sander to it, but I think it will turn out just fine.  I am hoping that a coat of stain will help hide the wood filler that someone left me!

Overall I felt like I got a lot done.  I know it may not look like much, but you will have to trust me when I say that I already have a good bit of hours in on this project.  The little table is ruff and it has a long way to go, but I like the small challenges that it is giving me and I hope that I can overcome them and end up with a nice little piece when I am finished!  As the afternoon was drawing to a close, I fetched my reward for a hard days work!  See below....

Oil-less perfection!

My wife gave me an oil-less turkey fryer for Christmas.  As I was working in the shop I decided to give that thing a whirl!  This is what I was blessed with.  I will never fry another turkey the old fashion way.  This thing was a piece of cake!  I just rubbed it down with some seasoning and placed it in the cooker for about an hour and a half.  It is delicious and as juicy as it can be.  Turkey sandwiches anyone????

Here's to great weekends!!

9 comments:

Jan said...

I sure wish I had a turkey sandwich! Looks delicious! Can't wait to see how the table turns out!

Ian Nance said...

Oil-less fryer? I'm not sure how I feel about this....

Dana said...

I'm glad that you liked it...the meat is mmm...good!

Trey said...

Aunt Jan- I'll trade you a sandwich for some pear relish! All my friends have run out and are waiting on me to provide them with some more!

Ian- I thought the same thing until I cut the first piece. I'm telling you it was un-real!!

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

So the picture your son took... hunkering down, more like laying the smack down cause the Rock is cooking Turkey... without oil... hope you at least watched wrestling in the 90's...

Trey said...

DEDH- Oh, I smell what the Rock is Cookin!!!!

kmurray said...

I'll take one of those sandwiches! YUM!

Bill said...

Looking forward to seeing how your project progresses. That turkey sure looks good!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Lookin' good. The top shelf looks like my kitchen table!!....well minus the wood filler. I am curious to see how the stain covers the filler.

And the turkey....yum, yum. You didn't warn me about it!