I cheated and got an early start to the Labor Day weekend. I took PTO on Friday so we could go to the State Fair. We left the house at 10 AM and stopped and met the boys at the office. We had a quick breakfast together at the greasy spoon next door.
On the way down to Pueblo, we stopped in and visited the Corvette Center. I have my car there having some more work done to it. Will probably be another few weeks before it is ready. So while there I asked if they had a scrap pile I could dig through. They did and I scored on some pretty good scrap for my yard art. Picked up a cam shaft, several brake disks and some other assorted parts.
The Fair was nice, we were there at 1 PM. Found free parking close to the gate. Did the tour, animals, 4H, arts, midway and several food vendors. All in all I think we spent 4.5 hours there. Had a good time.
Saturday we spent a good portion of the day at the Auction House and then the Flee Market. I scored some pretty decent deals, of course more stuff to make yard out of. Picked up an old jack, old detonation meters and the coolest item was my X Ray On warning light. I think it came out of the airport because they were also auctioning off old school bag/suite case scanners. Didn't need them, but the light was cool. The light flashes red when it is plugged in, the light inside makes the red lettering glow.
I was going to build another flower for the yard with the jack I picked up. Instead I decided to use up the denotation boxes I snagged. I bought 4 pieces, two denotation boxes, one amp gauge and another box like the denotation boxes, but labeled with heating. They were a buck a piece. So I decided I would make a box to hold them to go along with the X Ray On warning light.
I cut the wood, then holes to hold the control boxes. Screwed it all together and hit it with some yellow paint. I used scrap wood that I had saved and yellow paint that I already had on hand.
Added the control boxes and the amp meter once it was dry. I think it looks pretty cool. I have no idea what I am going to do with it.