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Blog entry by dbhost posted 07-05-2016 04:21 PM 1432 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a quick little video with me covering my shop cleanup, odd shop projects, using unfinished drawers, and more! Hope you enjoy it!

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 05:05 PM

Hey Dave, thanks for the video.

First, thanks for the fireworks display. Here in Anchorage it is either too cloudy with a low ceiling, like last night, or you can hardly see the fireworks because it is too light out. So the best fireworks occur on New Year’s Eve here in Anchorage.

Those jack stands were unreal, that is an accident waiting to happen. And I see why you wanted to find those hole saws, you had a bunch of them. Mine sit on an old piece of 2×4 with holes drilled in it. Hard to lose, but kept out of sight in an awkward place, because they aren’t used very often.

I posted a project, my mobile router center, and a blog with all the details in it. You might take a look, especially at the blog. A lot of gizmos to amuse you there.

Router Center Project

Router Center Blog

Have a good week!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 07-06-2016 01:22 AM

No problem. Honestly it’s been a rough weekend. Our 19 year old cat is having some serious issues. I am learning things about cats prior vets never told us… NOT a happy camper but I digress The reason for the fireworks shot in the first place is I was trying to get video of our cat and the lighting was awful, but the fireworks were on… Freedom over Texas show I think that was…

The story on the jack stands. I used to have 2 pairs of orange ratcheting 3 ton jack stands, that were just not up to the task of holding my truck, so I went and bought Harbor Freight’s version of the 6 ton stands, and gave the 3 ton models to my BIL thinking I wouldn’t need them again. Well I forgot about the Saturn and more recently the Malibu.

I had to do an oil change on the saturn, and at the lowest height, the 6 ton stands nearly flip the saturn over…. I tried to use these stands and they scared the snot out of me before I could even think of putting the full weight of the car on them, that is when I tried to flex them. I was shocked I could flex them by hand…

I have since gotten 2 pairs f the HF 3 ton jack stands, on sale for $19.99 – 20% coupon. Great buy as they are every bit as good as those orange ones I gave away…

I know my shop is more multi function than most, but it is what it is because I am always working on something…

I need to go see your router stuff. I glanced yesterday and it looked good, but didn’t have time for an in depth look…

I am ending up my long weekend tonight, and I honestly, need more time off. I am exhausted from spending all day with the vet, and then the last 48 hours getting her on a medication schedule.

The funny part about all of this is, I’m not a cat person. My wife came with a cat, and I swear the cat knew I wasn’t into cats and went WAY out of her way to win me over… And like I said, she’s 19, which is ancient for a house cat…

To top it off, my sick BIL is trying everything he can it seems to avoid chemo… And my father in law can’t seem to get his head around how to use a Smart TV…

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#3 posted 07-06-2016 04:24 PM

I had a flightsim buddy that was big into cats, and I learned a little from him. But basically, I only know dogs, and our last dog died many years ago, and birds. Kermit our Mitered Conure is 26 years old, and probably has a number of years left in him. Don’t think they usually get much beyond 30 years. He has no medical issues now, and gets a yearly checkup. Birds tend to be fine one day, at least appear that way, and then the next day they are dead. They don’t act sick in the wild….because the predators or the flock will do them in. A sick bird draws in the predators, so the flock kills them off to protect the flock. Hmmmmm.

I don’t know much about your BIL situation, but chemo sometimes cures, and sometimes it just adds years of symptom free life. After the big bad chemo agents usually given first, the following treatments aren’t so bad. The improving cures rates in cancer depend partly

Don’t have any smart TVs but will probably get one early next year. We have an aging excellent TV that you can’t drive with the latest receivers, and it has the wrong screen proportions for the modern content….


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 07-10-2016 05:08 PM

I read your blog about your recent clean up efforts. I would say the only thing about keeping the old part is in a couple years you will probably see it, pick it up and wounded why you kept it.

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#5 posted 07-11-2016 02:57 AM

LOL, you are probably right…!

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