The musings of a cantankerous over the hill greasemonkey who, though already old, is rather old for his age. I'll bust greasy knuckles out in the garage or argue politics with anyone who will stand for it....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shop work

From time to time, it is necessary to take a break from the projects in your shop to deal with the shop itself. I have been deferring updates lately to the building due primarily to the overload of projects within.

I have refocused to attempt to tighten things up a bit ahead of winter, 2010-2011. As it turns out, it's 6*F tonight and the work isn't done, so I appear to have missed my deadline.

Two rooms on the west side of the barn, one which will be my "tool room" containing the South Bend Lathe and Bridgeport Mill and the other which will alternate between storage and an additional shop area are the subject of the conquest.

Doors have been installed on the entrances created with the handiwork of my shop buddy and neighbor Gumby. Insulation and OSB walls are following. There's a ton to do, but progress is being made!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rest in Peace, Doug...

I have known a few as charitable and helpful, but none more than Doug "Dragon" Drake, upstate FLA. A walking encyclopedia of motorcycle knowledge, staunch advocate of constitutional government and a dyed in the wool "the south will rise again" proud southerner.

I am better for having known you and you will be missed. Godspeed, brother....