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Blog series by JimDaddyO updated 05-27-2018 10:58 AM 11 parts 13186 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: What a load

08-04-2016 02:02 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

Making use of things other people have no use for. There is a sawmill about an hour away from me. It is run by some Mennonites and they work hard making harvesting and milling logs into what we are all here for. Beautiful boards and timbers with which we use to make our projects. But there is a lot of the tree that is just not useful for sale for this purpose. What to do with the waste? Well in this instance, I heat my home with it. All the slab wood and off cuts are offered up for s...

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Part 2: A new post (deck post that is)

09-09-2016 05:40 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

As described in the preamble, I have some older neighbours/friends that needed a bit of work done that they were unable to do themselves. Probably not the best construction techniques, but a darn sight better than what it was. View on YouTube

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Part 3: Wind damage

10-01-2016 02:17 AM by JimDaddyO | 5 comments »

Not what I had planned to do this week, but things happen. We had a micro burst or down draft or something like that hit the biggest tree in our yard. This lead to the need to do a bit of clean up. It’s an ill wind that does no one some good. Making the best of it, we now have an extra bit of wood to heat the house next year. View on YouTube

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Part 4: A very short one

11-11-2016 05:41 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

I walked out to the shop today, and someone has been doing their woodwork just outside of it last night. It was a bit of a windy day though. View on YouTube

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Part 5: Off topic, but things that need doing

11-20-2016 06:25 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

It’s a work shop, not just a wood shop. There are things that need doing on a seasonal basis around the home. Getting the winter tires on the car is one of them. Now that the summer tires are off, I can give them a good cleaning and inspection. I am trying to make the chrome look as good as it can using a method I saw a few guys doing on You Tube. Not 100% successful, but the rims look much better. View on YouTube

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Part 6: Mothers Day

05-14-2017 11:51 AM by JimDaddyO | 4 comments »

The best gifts for Mother’s Day is the one she wants. I couldn’t build it, but we had fun picking them out. Just a very short extra video I tossed together quick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaLr9osY-b8

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Part 7: It's not always about woodworking for me.

08-17-2017 05:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have other things I enjoy too. I went to the 2017 Canadian Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex to get my recommended dosage of Nitro-Methane fumes and tire smoke. I put together a bit of video of the event. If you are a car guy (or gal), or even it you aren’t. I hope you enjoy it. View on YouTube

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Part 8: Mobile home move

11-23-2017 11:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Well, we have a new unit in the park. This happened this past summer and there was a good turn out of interested folks. I thought the process was worth recording….so I did. Of course a bit of a preamble on why I have not been releasing too many videos lately. View on YouTube

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Part 9: Getting frustrated and fed up

01-12-2018 08:12 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I’m so tired and fed up with jumping through You Tube hoops that I’m thinking of giving it up. I make very few dollars at it, certainly not enough to put up with the BS.

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Part 10: It's wood, and it sure is working.

01-29-2018 02:38 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Not much shop time lately. When I am not wearing myself out moving snow my winter has been filled up with preparing for future winters. When that isn’t happening, I am recovering from the effort. The shop is pretty chilly and a mess right now. When I need something I go in and grab it and when I am done I just go in long enough to place that thing on the handiest horizontal surface. Not good for organisation. Oh well, spring will come and things will change and I will get back at ...

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Part 11: A garden from landscape ties.

05-27-2018 10:58 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Happy wife, happy life. I built this garden for my wife who is just fantastic at making the yard look nice with all the flowers she plants and tends. It matches other gardens we have in the yard and is pretty easy to do. Well, except for the pounding in of the 12” spikes, which hold it together, and also from moving. I had to till a bit of one corner to get rid of the grass for the new dimensions on one corner, other than that, the old garden that was there last year was pretty clea...

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