Reading the moisture content
All is not what it seems when it comes to measuring the moisture content in firewood. A live tree such as birch hardwood that is cut fresh off the stump, (aka ‘green’) then split and stacked, should have a very high moisture content.
24 hour pizza dough, crispy recipe
I mean really, who can resist a light airy, crispy crunchy pizza crust? Anyone?
(Silence, other than the chirps of crickets and frogs.)
That’s what I thought. Here’s a pizza dough that takes 5 minutes to put together, and 24 hours to rest and relax. I mean COME ON, HOW EASY IS THAT!
DIY hack – brush sweeps oil from sawmill blades
The Wood-mizer BMS250MU CBN sharpener has plastic cards that you re-position to scrape excess oil from the sawmill blade as the blade is passing through the sharpener. The oil is used to cool the CBN stone and to wash away the excess steel filings from the sharpening process. The cards do a fair job but for a couple reasons these brushes will improve the job.
New 5-way splitter axe design
I put some thought into a way to handle smaller pieces of firewood, 6 inches in diameter or smaller, so that the pieces will pass through the splitter trough whole (not split). This video is the initial test run of that new design.
Kitchen stove lower drawer DIY fix
Have you ever had to eventually struggle with the lower drawer that most kitchen ranges seen to have? Usually the wheels located at the back of the drawer wear prematurely. They just don’t make things to last nowadays. A DIY fix was in order and today was the day to make it happen.
Tangzhong Style Hamburger Buns
If you have had to suffer through the low quality mass produced hamburger buns from the grocery store shelf, I likely don’t have to say anything else. You want a better buns. We all want better buns! Thankfully, I’m known for nice buns. Ahem… cough cough.. bread buns people! Keep it clean 🙂
Detroit Deep Dish Pizza
For the last 30 years or more every Saturday night at the house we’ve had pizza. Some traditions are worth keeping. 🙂 We’ve always made thin crust. We’ve admired deep dish pizza from afar, but just never got around to experimenting with it…until today.
Big Island, Nova Scotia
Saturday road trip! We have a new client for our kiln dried firewood and they live in an area of the province that we have never been to before. It’s the middle of winter in Nova Scotia, what could go wrong? Well nothing does, actually quite the opposite.
SENA TuffTalk-M Headsets
The first rule of any partnership… communication. We have been side by side ever since we met in 1990. Well, 95% of the time. And the last 16 years or so, it’s been around loud machinery like wood splitters, chainsaws, firewood processors, table saws etc. Could we get any closer? Of course we could! And did I do something about that? Of course I did! 🙂
How to build a Cinnamon Star Bread dessert
Today we made a first trial run of making a star bread. Now this bread concept is made with a sweet danish type dough, without the laminations. The layers come from the building technique. Many different types of filling can be used; nutella is popular, cinnamon and sugar… even pizza! Might have to try that one another day.