I thought about putting these in the Conversion threads in the Hobby section, but the scale is a bit bigger.
First was the patio/walkway for the front of the house. I had to dig down about 14-16 inches. Needed to go that deep because of frost during the wintertime (which will be here all to soon). The first two picks are as I was nearing the completion of the project. And no, the sledgehammer doesn’t have any special abilities I’m aware of.
I took pictures from the very start of the project and will actually be posting about it on my blog but wanted to share with you all what I was up to this summer. I did it all myself and kept the cost low. Just had to buy crushed stone and sand for the base. I did put in four french drains from the front of the house but that was more of a sub-project to this. Very good drainage from the patio/walk and front of the house now.
The surface is simply field stone I found that I leveled to make a roughly uniform surface.
Strangely Mrs Willmark was dead set against allowing me to line the path with chaos dwarf statuary, I wonder why? Seemed like a great addition.
Next up is my current project. I know it looks like some sort of chariot… its a disguise however. It’s a John Deere lawn cart for my lawn tractor. I’ve broken it down even more since this photo and have sanded it. When I originally got it only needed a new tire but I figured what the Hell, do a full restore.
Now I’m onto priming and repainting it. My Dremel and vice grips have been very useful on this. A great tip for rusted part? Let them sit in a small tub of vinegar for a week, works wonders.