Uh Oh, I Put 90% Of My Eggs in the FB Basket

Uh Oh, I Put 90% Of My Eggs in the FB Basket

The last few days have found me feeling like Ned Beatty’s character Bobby from the 1972 movie Deliverance, minus the banjo warning.  As a new blogger I am enjoying the learning process of not only blogging, but the use of various social media outlets to gain a following.  There have been a few bumps in the […]

Deebot, or Jesus?

Deebot, or Jesus?

The first time I woke up last night I realized that our electricity was out due to the lack of fan noise and pitch black darkness. The second time I woke up last night I was fairly certain that the rapture was happening.  I was awakened by a loud commotion in the hallway outside of […]

It’s Sew Manly.

It’s Sew Manly.

When I was five or six years old my favorite football began to come apart at one end of the laces and as I continued to play with it the problem obviously worsened.  It did not take long for the ball to reach a condition in which it was basically unusable.  As an adult in today’s […]

Baptism by Fire: Professional Advice From an Amateur

Baptism by Fire: Professional Advice From an Amateur

As a middle school coach and teacher I like to evaluate the knowledge and ability of students before, during, and after a lesson in order to fully understand where they were, how they progress, and how far they come in the learning process.  I will use volleyball to explain what I mean.  If we are […]

WEN-Win Situation

WEN-Win Situation

WEN 10″ Bandsaw Like many others that I know I donate a decent amount of my annual income to Amazon.  As a school teacher, my entire annual income will not impress anyone and I simply cannot afford to buy big name tools very often.  With that being said, many projects that I routinely enjoy are […]

Help me, I’m a realist.

Help me, I’m a realist.

Merriam-Webster’s website defines the word realist as “a person who recognizes what is real or possible in a particular situation : one who accepts and deals with things as they really are”.  I am by definition, a realist.  I wear this label with pride as it has served me well over the years in decision making and […]

Why All Married Women Need Cosmetic Products.

Why All Married Women Need Cosmetic Products.

I am not one for controversy or political incorrectness, nor do I hold any stock in cosmetic companies or products, but I am a firm supporter of women keeping a well stocked make-up kit on hand.  With that being said, I am positive that all married women are at the peak of their beauty when […]

Upcycle Old Air and Gas Tanks

Upcycle Old Air and Gas Tanks

I have mentioned the usefulness of old air and gas tanks several times in previous posts and today I wanted to briefly discuss and give a few ideas where these often undervalued and discarded pieces of scrap metal can become useful tools and interesting art.  Below are five uses and ideas that I have seen […]

Propane Tank Project Safety

Propane Tank Project Safety

Over the years I have found many uses for old and discarded propane and air tanks for my projects.  My flying pig post is one such example and I will have another post in the near future demonstrating a few other projects using old tanks.  Before anyone attempts to complete a propane tank project there are […]

Wen Bandsaw Jewelry Box

Wen Bandsaw Jewelry Box

This is a fun, fast, and easy rough finished jewelry box that can be done made in a variety of ways.  The tools that I used were a band saw,  router,  drill, and a belt sander, but hand tools can be used to make this box as well.  I used a very pretty piece of cedar […]