Friday, December 16, 2016

Benchcrafted: An Elegant, Simple Bench in Walnut

Benchcrafted: An Elegant, Simple Bench in Walnut: Craig Thibodeau of CT Fine Furniture  recently sent in these pictures of his minimalist split-top workbench in walnut, featuring our Glid...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lost and Found

Just found this great old surf story on the web.

What began as an ordinary day spent at a flea market in Los Angeles transformed into a life-changing event for surf aficionado Doug Walker but also marked an important moment in surf culture. In 2007, the commercial film editor stumbled upon previously lost 30,000 negative film strips which documented the world of surfing of the 1970s. Frozen in time, the spirit of the sport was beautifully captured by talented counterculture photographers in raw and powerful images. The 2011 Lost and Found movie featured the handful of photographers and well-known surfers appearing in the archive, but the journey was only beginning. After traveling the world, researching the stories further and adding more images to the collection, Walker created a large format coffee-table book that pays homage to the photographers and surfers, and introduces the artworks to the world.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Terri Hendrix - The Dark

Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world

Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world: Lloyd Kahn is the editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, an independent California publisher. Shelter Publications specializes in books on building and architecture, as well as health and fitness. Lloyd’s latest book is Builders of the Pacific Coast. For more info, see:

I still have all my copies some are falling apart from use not age.

This is the one that started it for me. Two to three books later, downloading tons of pictures and a slow accumulation of wood and hardware, I hope to start building mine soon. I'm still waiting for the Cherry I inherited from Sandy to dry .Mine will have a cherry top and oak legs.For now.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GE Smith & David Lindley live play it all night long"

I've been a fan of David since he will in Jackson Browne band

Friday, December 2, 2016

Two Trains Runnin

I rarely, if ever go to the movies anymore but I sure look forward to seeing this movie  on the Fire Stick.

Don't cut down that Snag

Monday, November 28, 2016

Valley Oak Tools broadforks, wheel hoes, and garden tools

Anyone ever use a broadfork? My soil is glacial sand based ,very few stones. Just wondering if it worth getting one .

Its called Fishing for a Reason

The Beaverkill

First time I fished this great river was in 1967,on my way home from college in the middle of some fly hatch .I had no idea what was going on as I cast my worms . Couldn't see out the windows there were so many flies smashed on the windshield.

BTW I have the first edition.

Beatrix Potter

Rescued Greenhouse

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


NobodySurf: surf videos everyday, worldwide.

spoon making

Can I use my band saw? and be legit/

Garlic 2017

I've been away and then a bad leg  Day before Thanksgiving almost a month late.. Going to cover with straw after a load of compost goes on it.
Lazy me used the tire treads from the tiller for trenches.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#sanfrancisco #victorian #carpentry #architecturephotography #millwork

#sanfrancisco #victorian #carpentry #architecturephotography #millwork: Lloyd Kahn is the editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, an independent California publisher. Shelter Publications specializes in books on building and architecture, as well as health and fitness. Lloyd’s latest book is Builders of the Pacific Coast. For more info, see:

Penn reel part 2 and you tube

This is what precipitated this whole thought.  It jammed on Friday on a fishing trip. Maybe has 10 trips on it.Went to the tube typed in 320 gti .It took about and hour and a few attempts at figuring out the mess I had.
 I had  removed the wrong screws trying to get the  side off. When the cover came off the whole thing landed in a pile of gears and drag washers. I cleaned ,oiled ,greased all and realize how simple it all was to re assemble.All Penns are basically the same.  The video that showed me all was one about a Penn Senator.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Penn 704Z..

I have 6. The oldest I bought in 1974,"Greenie". The newest I got on eBay for about $60 barely used 3 weeks ago .You can find these for about 1/10th the cost of one of those billet reels. I fish about 4 days a week when the fish are running in the fall. They have never failed me.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Instant Karma

I live in two places .It has bothered me that I couldn't get fresh greens for salads in the winter place so I planted these a few weeks ago.  I have since added three more of those 20 gallon bags.  When I head north in the spring I'll dump the dirt in the beds and around citrus trees, fold every thing up  for next yr. Cabbage,broccoli, three kinds of lettuce and 4 tomato plants all grown in composted cow manure from the local big box.I put the tomatos right inthe Black kow bags  Lots of dainage hole on he bottom

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

55 chevy

This too suffered extensive Hermine damage to fuel system ,air ride, and electric system .Its back on the  road and purring like a kitten. 2 in off the ground. The garage in background also had a foot of water in it with the car stored in it.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Guy Clark

Just arrived in the mail I look forward to reading this.

Reading material


Sunday, October 30, 2016


This room was severely damaged by flood water from that tropical storm .New tile paint and doors. Trim to follow

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rainbow, Shelter Production Studio, Our New Solar Panels

Rainbow, Shelter Production Studio, Our New Solar Panels: I'm still experimenting with posting my Instagram videos here. This is kinda dark, but the skies w...

pursang356: 550A RS Spyder

pursang356: 550A RS Spyder

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Plantation Shuttters

My eBay find hung and trimmed waiting for paint

Friday, September 9, 2016

Unknown thread size

I tried everything the hardware store had around the sze. It was neither metric or standard but 6/32 was closest.  It finally dawned on me me. Hay I have taps.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Clogged Spark Arrester

Until a half an hour ago I didn't even know it existed  My 13 yr old weed wacker suddenly stopped working  It would start but not rev up .Everyone I spoke to said fuel.  I changed the fuel ,then the filter ,then line ,then primer bulb,then the vent,then the plug.  I was about to throw it in the corner because a new carb was probably more than I spent for the machine  when I bought it.
I tried You tube and wallah  there was the vid.
A little Mapp gas, let it cool, some lock- tite and started on third pull.

Monday, August 29, 2016

pursang356: Golden Age

pursang356: Golden Age

Lawn mower repair

New idler pulleys belt and tension spring  The paint has been peeling off this deck since day one of owning it  My son came by with a 110 volt stick welder and welded the right mounting post .It let go and precipitated the whole repair .I'm planning to sand blast the whole deck this winter and repaint it that famous yellow
New blades and a grease job are in  order as well.Its a miracle they cut.Didn't make the season.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Van Staal Manual Pickup

Going to do this for the first time soon tired of loseing plugs in the dark

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

The blinds don't work

These are the kinds of calls I get all day long.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My first Love is gardening

Getting ready for the big BBQ for the wife's  7 Oh

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Big Game Fishing in Five Feet of Water - Anglers Journal

Big Game Fishing in Five Feet of Water - Anglers Journal: Artist Derek DeYoung was headed back to the dock recently after a fishless day that involved plenty of casting to plenty of tarpon in Coupon Bight off Big Pine Key, Florida. Only problem was, the poons all had lockjaw. “After pulling my hair out for a couple of hours, I’m headed home and I want to get working on a painting,” recalls DeYoung, a talented fish painter and lifelong angler from Michigan who winters with his wife, Janell, in the Florida Keys. A short aside: I’ve been talking with DeYoung for several months as he worked on a tarpon painting …

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

New handle

Still to be shaped 

Window seat

In the making. Sand and filled waiting for paint

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A dumpster dive

The neighbor was tossing it out and some new teak

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Spore Playthrough Ep. 2 I'M SENTIENT!?

For all you gamers out there this is my 12 yr old grandson  I think he has a future.