Somebody spent some time on the buffing wheel with this one. I like the look of the chrome tips on the exhaust pipes. There are some more shots of this beauty here.
Gina Lollobrigida on a Vespa - nothing more Italian than that. The four of us that went to Italy together are looking into another European trip. Saw one advertised at a local travel agency that does 17 days in Europe that will get us back to Italy as well as London, Paris and Vienna. How cool would that be?
Here's a place I could call home. I found this at Fouled Plugs - oodles and gobs of cool things with wheels under them at this site. Lots of inspiration to be had there.
And in the I need to do one other thing before I can do the thing I wanted to do department, we have the new router. The Missus came up with the design she wanted for the railing on the new front steps. She brought a cap home from Menard's that was pretty nice but at eight bucks that was going to mean eighty for the job. Since I had made up a router table when I was in the Woodshop, all I needed was a router and a bit. Just so happens my first installment of my pension showed up, so router it is. Actually, the bits and router were cheaper than the price of the caps. The cutter set was only $14.99. Carbide cutting edges on all of them and ball bearings on about half. Granted, not the world's greatest quality, but for a hacker like me that's only going to be doing the occassional woodworking project, they should be more than adequate. Don't know how you can turn a profit at that price, though. Even the slow boat from China has to have something to feed those big diesel engines.
As soon as I finish cutting the hole in the top of the router table I can mount the insert plate in the recess and commence routing. It won't take long to make the caps and then I can finish up the railing. And that, my friends, will take care of the deck until next Spring. I'm planning on getting rid of the part of the deck on the East side of the house, replace the deck boards that adjoin the new section, as well as make a new matching railing. It'll be good to see that big ass ugly thing gone off the house. Of course, that'll mean another set of steps but concrete/brick this time.
Weekend's here. Enjoy!