Thursday, March 12, 2009

Darn that voice!!

Today was sad.  I used the reversible screwdriver to pry out the metal lid in a can of polyester resin when that little voice in my head said "hey asshole,  if that works you'll drop the bit in the can..."  thanks voice,  right again.

tomorrow I will invert the closed can with a magnet on the lid.

Also tightened some nuts on scaffolding.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ya got me...

I used it today to dismantle and repair a 4" angle grinder.   I had to wait 30min be for I could touch it because it was so hot.   I work with/manage a select group of people,  these people are above average and can figure out just about any problem you put in front of them.  So why is it that they continue to amaze me with such things as running a machine, that they are holding on to,  well past its limits???  

Monday, March 2, 2009


So much for a daily log.   I'll get better. 
Ahh,   the weekend,  time to kick back and...  fix stuff around the house,  like;
-the washing machine
-a new door handle for the bathroom
-unplugged the toilet(I didn't use my leatherman for that:-)  A 3 year old boy can some how use a half roll of TP and still not have a clean ass????
-Opening new toys.  My youngest turned one!  yeah!!  There is no other way to retrieve a child's toy from the package other than a leatherman.

OK, more tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Calm

Used today for various things around the shop.  A large project just left and a HUGE one is possibly around the corner,  so this time is spent cleaning.   The shop is quiet,  clean benches are everywhere, waiting...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sure I'll do it.

Used it countless times in finishing up my mother-in-laws bathroom.   I did a lot of contracting in the past and I enjoyed it.  It is not something that can be easily done sporadically.  Three weekends later and countless aggravations(not all of them my mother-in-law) its done.   Maybe now I've learned not to always say, "sure I'll do it."

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Eggs for trade.

I opened a bag of wood shavings for our chickens.   We have about 16 hens or so and they are just starting to lay.   For now it is still exciting to find 4 or 5 eggs in the nest boxes,  but in a few weeks we will be getting a dozen or so a day.   This means we can barter,  the best form of commerce!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Makes me want to drink

I used the pliers this morning to remove my tungsten rod from my TIG gun for sharpening.  I was welding up a support frame for the latest and greatest Pepsi drink dispenser.  Ooh,  It's fancy. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spring is coming..

for a day or two anyway.  A couple warm days and sunlight and New Yorkers get crazy.  February is time to tap the maples and that's what it was used for today.   I used the side of it to pound in a few spiles with sap running like crazy.   We collected about 75 gallons of sap last year and are shooting for 150 this year.   Pancakes?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shouldn't you wash that?

The knife was used today to cut up an orange for personal consumption.  Now this is one of those things...  

Monday, February 9, 2009

Man Vs. Machine

Today I used the pliers to insert yet another fuse into a new drive board on the 3 ton CNC machine I decided "wouldn't be to hard" to rebuild. :)  Turns out getting a computer to move a large hunk of metal  to .001" accuracy IS a bit difficult.   Another day, a few more fuses and we should be in business.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My first ever blog post

Yesterday I used the scissors to cut the hospital bracelet off my 3 year old son.  Our Family of five came down with the flu and it hit Oscar the hardest.   All but our oldest daughter has recovered.   Laying in bed and watching TV at the hospital I came across a documentary on the Dugger family.  17 kids and counting!!  Seems like a great family,  but what do they do during flu season...  yikes!!!
Today I used the screw driver and the pliers to open and play around with my new-to-me LCD projector for watching movies.   We don't watch any TV (unless we're in the Hospital) but we do watch movies,   so why not on a 100+ inch screen.