Thursday, December 22, 2016

Do It Yourself gifts that are cheap & easy!

Great DIY ideas including something for Mom and for Dad!

Square wooden box with heart shaped top

Thursday, November 17, 2016

CRIME WARNING: Another Auto Theft Scam


This scam is used by car thieves to take your car and everything in it - including your phone, wallet, cash, credit cards and housekeys!
https://www.facebook.com/ActorTiffanyMo
Transcript provided for the hearing impaired:
Alright so I’m only going to tell you this once.
OK so you know the Chump gets in her car after a hard day of shopping and, um, you know she’s got her cellphone, she’s got her car keys, she’s got her wallet and her credit cards and she gets in and she starts the engine. She checks her mirrors, and sees “Oh, there’s something on the back window.”  So she gets out to go see what it is.
That’s when I go to work.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Backhand Hitch - how to tie the best knot to know


Alright today on Repairs101 I’m going to show you how to tie the best knot I know and it’s called: The Backhand Hitch.  Stick around because if you’re only going to learn one knot – it really should be this one.
Alright now you might know this knot by another name and you might know a different knot by this name. Just keep in mind that I learned about a hundred years ago from a bunch of old guys who didn’t really have a lot of education but did have a lot of experience.
It’s just an excellent knot and you can call it Phil or Lamont or Grilled Cheese on Rye.
OK so the idea is that you go around the object that you want to tie onto, you cross over the standing end of the line and then you go back around the opposit direction around the object that you’re tying onto. And then you install these two half hitch locks. And so you can lock it down with a third half hitch on the standing line or you can go the other direction and put in a half hitch – what I call a half hitch or is otherwise known as an Overhand Knot to make a stopper knot.
So the Grilled Cheese on Rye knot is versatile and you can tie it with anything from dental floss, thread, wire to mooring lines and giant cables used for securing ships. You can belay it to anything from a ring or a cleat to a nail or even a giant Douglas Fir or even a building. And one of the best things about it is that it’s so easy to install that you can tie it one handed.
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Friday, November 4, 2016

If you're only going to learn one knot... the backhand hitch

It's sixth of these six knots
Six Knots You Need To Know -  As of today more than +2.3 MILLION VIEWS - 
Tying a Backhand hitch

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

If you keep animals you want to learn this quick release knot

Good for dog leashes, too, this knot is used by cowboys and sailors alike for quick release - collapses instantly to free a spooked horse or a boat tied to a pier with a rapidly falling tide.
Painter hitch or Highwayman's hitch front and rear.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Knot tying is one of the oldest skills developed by humans

A useful knot for making rope ladders, hanging hammocks or pulling hard on light line without cutting into your hands.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top 10 tips & tricks and trade secrets that can make a real difference

Life Hack : "... any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency."
Leaky bathroom tap with thread hacked on to capture the drip.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Easy 10 step guide for jump starting cars using booster cables

Outlines the correct procedure for jump starting a vehicle with booster cables in ten simple steps.
Steve with booster cables in hand under the hood of his Buick Century

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Easy woodshop project for home / school

Build a garden tools shelf to organize your tool shed, garage or basement

Custom cutting on a bench saw

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What are you gonna do on the last day of summer?

Wednesday Wisdom : A bad day of fishing still beats a good day at the office.
Chalk drawing of man fishing on dock at sunrise

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Heavy Duty" includes marine mechanics

... taking you into engine rooms of boats, tugboats and ships of all sizes
Twin Caterpillar 3306's side by side in tugboat engine room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I pulled this Volvo Penta in an hour and a half using an overhead crane

Many mechanics prefer fieldwork because of the freedom
but I always prefered shop work, where all your tools are
Volvo Diesel pulled from boat's engine compartment

Monday, September 12, 2016

Thinking about becoming a mechanic?

Automotive repairs are the most common jobs but we don't all work on cars.
Vancouver Skytrain pulls out of Marine Drive station

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First Day of School for lots of kids today!

Here's a tip: Today's apple polishers are tomorrow's Executive Assistants!

A shiny apple on a cutting board with a knife.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hey kids like fashion? (School starts tomorrow!)

Stay in school as long as you and your family can afford to or consider this your fall attire from here on out
Filthy rainsuit laid out on cement floor

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

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