How to install an hour meter on machinery
Equipment maintenance is important. You work hard for your money so when you spend that money on something, you want that something to last as long as possible. When it comes to big and small engines, the common maintenance task is the oil change. An hour meter can solve that problem.
Today we install one on a saw mill. The best part is its super easy.
Race Car bed done
I completed this race car bed today. All total, this project took about 15 hrs to make. A lot more than I expected, or budgeted for. But that’s how we learn. Would I build another one? Maybe. The MDF material is really not something I care to work with again.
Router bit bearing blow out
What is worse than a bearing breaking on a flush trim router bit? Having that broken bit travel into the project panel and gouging a hole that is not suppose to be there. This little video talks about that incident and a solution for fixing it, so that we can continue with building this race car bed.
Lowes® Race Car Bed measurements
Its always a good idea to review a woodworking plan and double check the measurements. Then as you proceed through the measuring of the parts, take your time and double check again. Today I found an error in this plan. Its no big deal, an easy fix at this stage.
Tips on drilling through MDF
MDF, like most materials, can be unforgiving when drilling all the way through. This little video shows what can happen and some steps you can take to reduce blow out.
Lowes® Race Car Bed project Part 2
In this video I show how to rough cut the car panels and once cut, then a short discussion on what will be done with them and what is coming up next.
Lowes® Race Car Bed project Part1
Today we take on a Race Car Bed plan. I have been asked by a local customer to build this for their son. In this short video I talk about making templates from plywood to make the task of cutting some of the parts a little bit easier.
Truck repairs by local company
Last year I was backing up the truck and had forgotten the trailer was still attached. The result being I jack knifed the trailer and put a sizeable dent in the fender. 🙁 I went to the dealer for a quote and they wanted to cut off the fender and “glue” on another one. The fee, over $3,000.00
Spiral scroll saw blades
I only recently started using spiral blades myself. A few things will determine a resulting opinion.
I have a +20 yr old Ryobi saw with the set screw to clamp the blade ends. So I don’t expect miracles from the saw as a tool is only as good as the person using it. First is blade quality.
Plastival.com Vinyl Deck Railing
Today we started installing a vinyl deck railing system made by a Canadian company from Quebec called Plastival. We purchased the kits from Central Home Improvement Warehouse in Antigonish.
This is a completely new decking system for me to install. So follow along in a few short videos of the different sections of railing, tips on cutting vinyl and other things learned along the way.