Category Archives: Misc Ramblings

A Handy and Easy Way to Carry Sheet Goods

Sorry it’s been so long, folks! The last two months have just been a blur. Hoping to do better at keeping this rambling up to date. It’s been a really busy Summer. Hard to believe it’s here already, but Fall … Continue reading

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Improving the Black & Decker Workmate

Happy Birthday, America! I’ve had a B&D Workmate, this one the model 425, for quite a few years now, and use it more than I ever expected to.  It’s a really handy tool for quick projects in a crowded garage. … Continue reading

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A Simple Way to Slice Home-made Bread

‘Read through an interesting old public domain book the other day called Handy Farm Devices, written back in 1912. Much of the information in it is obsolete, but a surprising amount of it is still pretty useful around a country … Continue reading

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A Terrific Way to Cut Styrofoam

Sorry it’s been so long since the last post! Life does tend to get busy.  After pricing hot-wire styrofoam cutting knives, it dawned on me that I have 3 or 4 old Weller soldering guns lying around here that’d probably … Continue reading

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Some Cold Notes on Mass Murder

Warning: May contain material that offends, and if so, I apologize in advance for any pain it causes you.  A few cold, hard facts I’ve learned over the years about mass murders, shootings in particular.   (I was originally going to … Continue reading

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On Big Deer and ‘Going Soft’

I’ve officially gone ‘soft’. The gorgeous big 8-point buck that’s been walking up to me most mornings for the last couple of months was in again today. While he stood and watched me dump his corn into the yard feeder, … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Prayer, From a Cardboard Box

How much do I lack simply because I don’t ask my Heavenly Father for it – BEFORE running around trying to ‘figure it out’ in my own power? He’s tried to teach me this lesson over and over, and just … Continue reading

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‘Ceiling GPS’ Using an Ancient Tool

I wanted to move our 35 year-old wood stove out of the kitchen to paint it last weekend, and needed a way to ensure it went back into the same spot. Its stovepipe has to line up with the overhead … Continue reading

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Notes on Cutting Plexiglass

‘Needed to install a 4″ vent for a portable AC here the other day, and the only way to do it was by replacing a pane in my shop’s 80 year old recycled window. I’ve not had good experiences trying … Continue reading

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