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Gutter Drain Problem – R...

When I built my shed, it was not intended as a garage,, later it was updated to a garage. Well the rain runoff from the  roof became a problem as a garage, heavy rain would come under the garage door. I needed a gutter,,, the problem was, I had no place convenient to...

Snow Plowing, Virginia Style,

Every state has unique weather, snow in Virginia, to say the least, is unique. The 2016-2017 snow season, so far, has had one snow storm that needed any attention,, I moved the snow with the landscape rake. I do kinda enjoy moving Virginia snow, it is  usually too...

John Deere 4105, Learning

My “new to me” tractor was delivered to me a couple weeks ago, it had been in use for 3.5 years. That is exactly when the first major service is needed for a machine like this. All of the lubricants and coolant needs changed. I am OK with  that, doing this...

John Deere 4105, The “Ne...

Lawn mowing as become a BIG chore at my place,,, some weeks I mow 15 acres of grass. If not done regularly, the  grass starts to look like a hay field. As usual, I go looking for a “new” tractor, then, without fail, a “used” tractor catches my...

Hobart N-50 Mixer Custom Paint

We purchased a Hobart N-50 mixer over 20 years ago for home use, the machine has been great,  but, it always needed a new paint job. The mixer was purchased used, US Army surplus. Click on the pictures to enlarge. Well, this year for my wife’s birthday, I took...

DIY: How To Mount Speedlight T...

Who would guess the plumbing department of the hardware store can improve your photography? I was never successful at portrait photography. The pics I took always made the victim look like a zombie. After much reading I figured out I needed a light modifier. I needed...

Your Mileage May Vary!! Car Ec...

We as a country were trained to look at fuel mileage wrong, therefore it is hard to understand the cost to run a car. We were trained to compare miles per gallon. That is because in 1950 nobody cared how much a gallon of gas cost, they just cared how frequently they...

Squeezin’ – ‘...

I had to show my wife’s rig for squeezin’ tomatoes. We had tried several methods. My arm was always tired!! My wife had a Kitchen-Aid mixer. Well I put the facts together and went lookin’. I found Hobart sold an attachment that might do the job. I...

Why I Lived The Life I Did!!

I was once asked why I lived my life the way I did. Had my older self come back from the future and tell me lifes secrets at a younger age?? Maybe!! I was kind of lucky, my siblings were born in 1932, 1934, and 1936. I was born 1950 (Yea, the OOPS!! baby!!)I lived...
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I was once asked why I lived my life the way I did. Had my older self come back from the future and tell me lifes secrets at a younger age?? Maybe!! I was kind of lucky, my siblings were born in 1932, 1934, and 1936. I was born 1950 (Yea, the OOPS!! baby!!)I lived this scenario!! And, I DID get all those...
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We as a country were trained to look at fuel mileage wrong, therefore it is hard to understand the cost to run a car. We were trained to compare miles per gallon. That is because in 1950 nobody cared how much a gallon of gas cost, they just cared how frequently they had to stop for gas!!  In 2012, to make...
recent from CADplans CADDiggers-Where Did They Come From??
Many people ask where the CADDiggers came from, how were they designed?? Well I had an extensive background in welding and metalworking. I loved building machines, anything metal. Woodsplitters were easy, and I was soon known as the “local” hydraulic splitter builder. Then trailers were next,...
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CAD Tr Model 6 When starting this machine I felt the most I would use a woodsplitter would be 5 days a year, if it was going to take up space it had to do something on some of those other 360 days!! What could it do? I searched the web. No help. Woodsplitters SPLIT WOOD!! I watched Youtube videos, nothing different,...