Taryl Taught Me How To Fix My Heater

I have an ancient Sears kerosene torpedo heater which was one of the first big workshop investments I ever made.  I bought it back when I was very young and poor, and was often fixing my car in the winter in an unheated garage.

When I tried using it for the first time in about 6 or 7 years I was surprised to find that it ran with the same kerosene that had been in the tank all that time. … Read the rest

Bird Houses and Roost Boxes

My wife and I have been feeding birds for a long time. We started with just one feeder that we didn’t keep filled in the summer because we thought it was unnecessary. Then about five years ago we noticed that there seemed to be far fewer birds than there used to be, even though our neighborhood hasn’t changed much.… Read the rest

Making Workbench Drawers – Update 1

I’ve finished the “carcass” for the drawers that I’m adding to a workbench. The carcass is what holds the drawers and it’s going to slide into the opening in the bench. It’s extremely important that it is made with sides that are perfectly parallel or the drawer slides won’t work well.… Read the rest