Monday, October 21, 2013

Playing with Pegs

Workbench Before (but after I cleared if off)
 Chrissy wanted some pegboard for her craft room, so I took the opportunity to also grab some for the garage.
All the junk taken off the workbench
 Getting it mounted is not as easy as you might think.  Getting the spacers to cooperate took some ingenuity.  We were also sure to work safely, with a foam noodle and helmet to protect from certain skull fractures.  Chrissy even went one step further and donned her flame retardant onesie.

Installation complete.  Limitless potential.

The finished product.  The best part is anyone under six feet tall can only reach (and mess with) the bottom half.

Update: One big suggestion is to get larger diameter pegs because the smaller ones I got fall out too easily. I believe the smaller ones are 1/8 inch diameter.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cable Creation

 We needed some picture hanging wire, but I only had thin, single strand wire.  I improvised and turned that wire into a thin cable with a drill and a vise.  Things like this are what make me a super genius.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shutter Door Followup

We took the shutter doors off the doorway between the kitchen and hallway a long time ago, but we left half the hinges up in case we changed our minds.  We have not, so it was time for the hinges to go.
The notches are a little rough, but they are better than the hinges.  The closeup photo's don't look good, but from far away, they aren't bad:

Sunday, October 13, 2013


I'm tired of sorting 12 different types of dress socks, so I ditch all the old ones and bought a bunch of identical black and brown ones.  Best of all, they are wool.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Custom Parts Delivery

I actually bought some new parts (as opposed to rusty used parts) for the bike.  They came from Boxer Metal and they include:

They all look great and will really spruce up the bike.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Reducing Internet Expenditures

Time Warner was nice enough to raise the lease fee for our cable modem from $2/month to $6/month.  That didn't sit well with me, so I bought a new modem for $15 on eBay and it works perfectly.  After 2.5 months, we'll be making money. Suck it, cable company.
Unfortunately, the next month they thought it would be nice to raise the price of our service from $20 to $30 per month (a 50% increase!!!).  I'm still working on a solution to this.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Piston Polish

 My pistons had quite a bit of carbon buildup on them.  After what seemed like endless scrubbing with a scouring pad and rubbing alcohol, I got them pretty clean.  I'm very glad this is just a two cylinder engine and not a V8.