Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8, 2015

Homemade TV Antenna
Table made with drop leaf cocktail table
What a glorious day!  Today is my husband's birthday and I am so thankful for another year with him and hope there will be many more.  For his birthday he got a rooster weathervane for the barn and a waterfall rain gauge.  Weather station old fashioned style!  We may be working on putting them up tonight.  We are almost done with the table we were making for my youngest.  (See the previous entry for a link to the Ana White site).  I am so proud of us!  It's amazing how well things go together when you use each others' strengths.  I cut out the wood, my husband put it together, I shopped for the items and sanded, my husband worked the Kreg Jig, and I will be painting it with my daughter. I like the way my husband gets things together much better than me.  I am a little bit of a perfectionist (cough, cough) and am just fine with letting someone else do it with better skills than me when available.  As my husband is also a perfectionist, I trust his work.  The table is turning out so well!  I absolutely love the Kreg Jig!  It makes those wonderful pocket screw holes from the back of the wood so the screws are not seen.  Beautiful! I also worked on a TV antenna made from wire clothes hangers.  You can view the youtube video I watched to figure out how to make it here.  I was amazed that it did work better than the one we had bought (we got two more channels - even though we are out in the country).  It didn't cost me any money to make, I even had the uhf/vhf connecter in my basement that we had gotten with a piece of equipment.  Once I finished and found out it worked, I had to paint it to fit in better, making sure the washers protected the wires that were supposed to remain paint-free.

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