After a three year hiatus, I’m back in the repair game. It’s a long drawn-out story, and I won’t bore you with details, but it’s been one heck of a ride.
For those who do not already know, I am in the midst of a divorce. My wife will be moving out in just a few days, to a house that her parents have purchased for her. I wish her the very best of luck in whatever endeavour that she pursues. Of course, the whole series [...]
I can’t believe that it’s been over two years since my last update. The truth is, there hasn’t been a lot to update. I haven’t had a proper workshop in which to work. I never used to let that stop me; I worked downstairs in the foyer; a former neighbor didn’t like the way it [...]
Finally remembered to grab my camera on the way to the shop one day. And another shot from the other side. Workbench area. It’s a work in constant progress.
I forgot to share this story: when I installed the work bench in my shop it was only being supported on three of it’s six legs: both back legs on each end and the front middle one. For what I was using it for it was just fine as it more or less stood like [...]
Over the last couple months I’ve been reading about many “warehouse raids” where guys go to ops warehouses and buy a lot of their old equipment. Usually I hear about then after they’ve happened. Yesterday was an exception. I took the boys and we went down to West Springfield, MA and I got to poke [...]
A neighbor of mine has offered me the use of part of his shop! It’s within walking distance of here, and I’ll be able to walk away from work without having to cleaning 100% of it up every time I’m done! I’ve already gotten more done in the last week than I have in a [...]
Many (most?) of the games I have in storage have rust issues. IIRC they were stored in a barn before I got to them. My frustration has been largely toward cleaning these rusted pieces. My usual method has been to strip the pieces completely down to the metal using a combination of chemical strippers and [...]
The old one was boring. And I’ve upgraded the WordPress version to current. Still trying to figure how to do certain things, like pictures, but things look better.
As you can see, I’ve changed the site. I used to use b2, but since it’s full of vulnerabilities (people keep adding Spam comments and it’s killing my database) I’ve changed to using WordPress. I wish I could have imported the database, but there wasn’t a way that I could find. All the posts here [...]