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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...

Cut the energy usage of your f...

using low cost, low technology, do it yourself methods I am not selling anything here, this method, including details and answering your questions, IS FREE!! Most attempts to use less energy to heat or cool your home (or business) are successful, but, you are less...

Cut your electricity usage in ...

using low cost, low technology, do it yourself methods I am not selling anything here, this method, including details and answering your questions, IS FREE!! NOTE: If you do not want to read all technical stuff, go here for the simple instructions on how to reduce the...

Save Half of the Electricity R...

NOBODY wants to do laundry, NOBODY wants to spend more money and time doing laundry! Short and sweet, the answer is to reduce the air resistance of the air exhausting out of your dryer!! This is done be increasing the size of the pipe used to carry the humid exhaust...

Snow 2012 – We Got Some ...

Snow has eluded the country this season, pretty much – until NOW!! WOOT! We got 8 inches of snow!! I know, it didn’t happen without pictures, well here they are!! Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge. Sunday February 19th it started to snow early,...
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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,...