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RECALLS #18: Harbor Freight Recalls Rechargeable Flashlights

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards Recall Date: February 27, 2019 Recall Number: 19-073 Recall Summary Name of product: 80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Hazard: The...

RECALLS #9: Harbor Freight Drill Master 18-Volt Cordless Drills

Recall Date: December 1, 2015 Recall Number: 16-050 Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-Cordless-Drills/ Summary Name of Product: Drill...

RECALLS #17: Harbor Freight Propane Torch recall

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard Recall Date: February 27, 2019 Recall Number: 19-074 Recall Summary Name of Product: Greenwood propane torches Hazard: The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can...

Interior door making #2: Constructing the door

Today I built the door. I’m exhausted so I’ll keep this short and let the pictures do most of the talking. It wasn’t just door making today. I had a drain so clogged that I broke down and called a plumber. Long day. Anyway, I started by planing...

table saw rewire

Busy busy weekend in the shop. Several different projects going on at the same time. Just the right time for some wires to burn. My saw is a hand me down from my buddy. One of the first projects with the saw was to wire an outlet to the saw...

Jointer sled for table saw

I’m sure this is nothing new for most but I figured I’d share for that one guy that might not know about it. I have neither money nor room for a real jointer but sometimes you need a straight board so whatcha gonna do? Build a jointer sled. The...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #2: The Beating Heart of the Shop

There are two institutions to be given credit for how well I have been able to equip my shop for so little money and in so little space. They cannot be separated. They are ShopSmith and Craigslist. I was for most of my life one of the “pros”...

Dust Collection - Not Just for the Shop (Yard Vaccum)

We have a few pine cones to deal with throughout the year. If I get to them right after they fall, the shop vac makes short work of them. However, if they sit, they start to open and clog the vac quickly. Additional to the foregoing, there is...

Surf Fishing Plugs #1: First batch

I decided to make plugs for fishing. I live in Long Island, NY and the surf fishing here is legendary. I’m new to it. My son got me into it last year, and this year I went all in. During the fall there were several weeks that I was putting in 6...

I'm Back, The Desolation Sound Trip

The trip to Desolation Sound actually took only eighteen days, due largely to good weather and some scheduling requirements but was an amazing success. Most nights were spent at peaceful anchorages and most days were spent sailing although the...