My husband is so handy ... at one time... we bought a truck in literal peices, we didn't have alot of money, but he wanted that 79 Shortbed Chevy, it had all these new parts ($2000 in all)....for $700 ....the catch...it had to be hauled home & put together....It was very funny... the Cab was being used as a Dog box for a Makita when we got to the Guys house...
What a project.... so I watched my husband & a buddy literally put this Truck together, rebuilt the motor, transmission, paint job...took a bunch of man power to connect that cab to the bed... he was so darn proud of that truck. We used to spend hours in the junkyard with our little wagon & little boy getting special parts to make it look good. WHat strange memories we have, I helped him too.
He built our kids (2) 2 Story Clubhouses with a bucket come along, a trapped door at the top, sand box underneath at 2 different houses, we used to get that Handy Man Magazine- where he got that idea. It helped sell our 1st house, I told the people I want so much or I am taking the playset... they wanted it - we got our price.
He built a chimney, installed Ductwork, layed cement, because of my lust for windows, many occasions I had him taking the sawzall -to put new windows in where there wasn't any. I like alot of light in my house! So many projects over the years. This is one of the ways we saved $$... being do it yourselfers - in near everything.
I've seen him out in that garage....he'd have the engine on the floor...maybe the gas tank & ran into some problem ....having trouble getting it back in... I'd be thinking "OH you did it now"!! Need t call someone ..... I've seen him construct his own tools to get himself out of some of these difficult jobs... always amazed he is able to do this, I would never have the patience, I would blow the garage up!
Once I heard a loud BANG, I thought it was a gun shot & here he was messing with the muffler. He uses torches to fix our trampolines, he does it all.
I don't even worry anymore, I know the man can handle it . It may take a day or 2, but he always finishes that job.. whatever he starts.
Love having my handy man. Worth his weight in gold.
No that's not my husband - but his took belt looks just like that - he uses his leveler alot too. Seems we are always looking for the Stud finder too, alot of jokes about that .