Saturday, February 10, 2018

Modifying pipe clamps

When you work in the shop alone, sometimes it is difficult, if not impossible, to manipulate clamps, have a caul at each end, plus keep everything lined up all at once.  This little project solves most of those problems and makes glue ups much easier.  In addition, it provides a bit more stability when the clamps are on the bench so they don't tip over so easy.


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Monday, January 29, 2018

Oh, what fun.

Well, there hasn't been much variety of things going on around here.  A short break in snow fall means I have enough energy to get the wood pile a bit smaller.  Getting close to done.  I think we have enough for 3 winters at least.  A severe lack of shop time though.  A person can only do so much in a day, and when you push it, like I do, you often need a couple days of rest after exerting yourself.


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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Walking and talking

Just a short update.  Walking around and muttering. 

With the new requirements for You Tube advertising revenue my channel will no longer qualify.  I have the watch time, but not the number of subscribers needed.  Pretty disappointing.  I don't make much money for ads, but it was fun to see a couple of bucks come in now and then as a marker of how the channel is doing.

Shop time has been rare with the winter weather.  I have been moving snow and splitting wood for the most part.  The rest of the time it has been spent recovering as it takes its toll on my knee.  Hopefully the rest of the winter will not be so cold and snowy and I can get a bit of time in there to shoot some more video.


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Junk Store Treasures

Well, it's been cold and snowing and melting and raining and then getting cold and, in general, being winter.  There has been no shop time and I think I am spending more time moving snow than anything else lately.  In fact, I think I have burned more gas in the snowblower than in the car over the last month.

Well, no shop time means no video footage.  But I still have a bit from earlier in the year. 

We went to one of our favourite junk stores and I spied a box of goodies and some auger bits.  I don't know what everything is.  There are some things I can definitely use though.  Any thoughts are welcome on some of the mystery items.



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