My Husband’s Projects…..
My husband has been working on a couple of projects for the kids. Well, one was for him so he wouldn’t have to try stuffing the shed with all the bikes through the winter months.
The first project he did was a bike rack made out of PVC pipe. Let me tell you that is the slickest thing. He put a roof on under the deck to weather proof that area so we could store the bikes there. Kids being kids don’t always get the all important kick stand down…..or they garfed it running into the brick wall because they were trying to ride their mother’s 24 speed which is too big for them. It was last summer any way…..Now I am lucky if I get to ride my bike.
He found the plan out at Utah Mountain Biking. However this one is built for the gentleman’s truck and since it is PVC it had to be painted. My husband modified the plan slightly to increase the space between the bikes. We needed more handle bar room and added on 2 more slots for the extra bikes.
Here is a photo of the finished bike rack sans bikes. We also filled the PVC pipe with sand to make sure it was stable. We also glued it together thinking the kids might jiggle it loose.
The next project had to do with Ancient Rome and Medieval times. Those are the time periods we are working on and every boy must have a sword. These are not historical duplicates. We didn’t go out of our way for that. But still a sword is a sword. Every sword owner of multiple swords must have a sword holder. The still need to be painted and some sanding done but the kids have had a blast playing in the back yard with their swords. Shields will be following when I can sit and draw out a pattern for the Armorer to cut out.