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Blog series by Dallas updated 02-06-2013 03:56 PM 3 parts 7123 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: To Start, Discussing Relearning Skills.

03-31-2012 07:28 PM by Dallas | 7 comments »

On another thread I iterated that I got injured and am no longer able to work full time as a meaningful member of society.The reasons are long and sordid, but they are there nonetheless. For a few years, being a diesel mechanic from decades ago, I worked on antique 2 stroke Detroit Diesel engines for people that still own those magnificent engines. Everything from a 51 series to the biggest diesel submarine engine was no problem.Unfortunately, just the weight of the tools is too much for ...

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Part 2: Have I mentioned that I detest Home Centers?

04-03-2012 02:45 PM by Dallas | 4 comments »

Well, it’s kinda my fault. I shoulda checked. I know the quality of some of those products.About seven or eight years ago I went to the local bLowe’s or BORB where we lived in South Carolina. At the time I needed some 5/8” AC exterior grade plywood to use as a top layer on a sub floor. I ended up with about two sheets too much and over the next year it got used for numerous projects…. utility shelves, an inner layer for a pocket door, backing for a cover over a heat pu...

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Part 3: Looking Back

02-06-2013 03:56 PM by Dallas | 8 comments »

I started getting back into wood working when I remodeling RV’s and converting buses into motor homes. I didn’t start out this way, mostly I was doing mechanical work, HVAC, Diesel engine/transmission swaps, raising roofs, etc. Pretty much anything to do with wrenches, torches, metal and other related paraphernalia. On one job I had to tear out a fresh water tank installation and the farther I went, the worse the rot became.It wasn’t anything to do with “Fine Wood...

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