If you have ever used a benchtop oscillating spindle sander, you know that its not loud. Its quite easy to carry on a conversation while using one, although I don’t suggest it. Full attention is needed when operating any power tool. When it comes to sanders, it can be very easy to remove too much material. That will leave you in a pickle for sure. So this sound test with a decibel metre is more of a curiosity.
When I’m working with dusty material in the workshop, not only do I use a respirator but hearing protection as well. That’s because I turn on the workshop fan to create air flow in the workshop. The fan is small, portable and built for commercial use. It moves a lot of air. In doing so, it also makes a lot of noise.
This might be the momma deer and baby from last year. Although last year in the fall momma had two fawns. So I am guessing only one made it through the winter.
The fawn in hidden behind momma, but this video shows them walking away.
We are testing a new trail camera, Moultrie® GM-80xt but it has its issues. It should of easily record several images and at least two ten second videos given the amount of time the deer were in the camera’s view.
One thing we learned is that rechargeable batteries are useless in this camera, full charge Duracell batteries lasted only 1 day at 0ºC weather and the camera did not work below 0ºC. The company recommended Energizer regular batteries and it produced this image and video in -10ºC.
Today we finished one of our newest woodworking plans in our online store, the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Adirondack style chair. All of the parts that make up the chair can be cut from one sheet of 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick plywood. During the process I made a few video clips on tips and the how-to of making the chair. The video is posted here.
While out in the workshop recording our next woodworking project, Gina spotted this ermine (also called a stoat) along the house. Some have said its a weasel. Woodworking comes to a full stop and we proceed to catch it on video. Now I know from previous experience that these little animals are not that scared of me. Quite bold actually. This little recording session is not exception. It shows us that in life there is no reward without risk. A white fur coat on a green and brows grassy surface is only asking for trouble with the birds of prey overhead. But, it managed to hunt and score a prize.
Momma and her two babies swung by today to snack on some apples that had fallen on the ground. Every time they come, I try to get out and sit on the grounds somewhere just within sight, and as close as I dare.
Slowly making my way to levelling out the hill in behind the workshop. The Big Arm attachment is made in Canada by Horst Welding in Ontario. Also making use of the screener I built for sifting the soil.
Working in the back yard, screening some forest top soil and adding to the composting pile. Also working on the old road, to take care of drainage to try and dry up the road.
Seems a couple of tall evergreens suddenly died this year. I took a trip down to see what’s up. Follow along in the video. We meet up with the tall deadwood pictured on the elft in the image above.