I’m using #mendingnets to show people projects I’ve been doing while I have this extra time. Read about it at my other site.
I was at a Bar-B-Q, and took a short walk in the woods. I took pictures and put them on a page at this site.
I was at Zippy Prints in Seymour Tn. and saw this clamp for gluing paper together. More info is at this page.
I’ve found that oiling boots is a chore that keeps getting put off, because people don’t want to go get the stuff needed to do the job, and most methods are time consuming. Well, this method is really fast and easy.
The trick is to use a brush instead of a cloth, and to keep the brush in a pan of oil all the time. The pan is a low cost, like less than $2 new, baking pan. The oil is Neatsfoot oil that I buy by the gallon. It’s a better price that by the quart. The brush is a cheap bristle brush that most people consider disposable. This one has lasted for months immersed in oil, with no sign of falling apart. The aluminum foil is a folded over double layer, this is to keep dust out.
This will extend your boot life, and is wa-a-a-ay easier than anything else I’ve done.
I’ll be making pages about East Tn history. I should have done it sooner, because on some of them, they’re a record of a question I asked on social media, and the answers are better than the information I get from online searches. The first one is about Green’s Store, and Green’s Rolling store. I got some really neat replies.
The second page is about why tree trunks were painted white in times past. Some good answers there to, I’ll be looking up how to make lime paint.
The third page is about buildings in the East TN area. Only one picture so far.
I stopped in to an old school shoe repair shop the other day. It was really neat, like a step back in time. You can read about it, and see more pictures, HERE.
Cameras don’t always record things well. I noticed in the stove ashes some perfectly formed tree bark, from a log that burned. The first picture is a close up of those ashes. I made a gif from the lights on and lights off pictures. Both pictures are the exact same camera position.
Here’s a link to the gif: Ashes & Embers
While preparing to make a mural on my newest truck, I’ve been taking a closer look at trees. This has led to making a new page where I add observations I have about trees and wood. The page is at this site, and is here.
I use oxy-propane instead of oxy-acetylene for my cutting torch. My shop space is small, so I don’t store it inside. For a few years, I’ve had it under a new plastic trash can, but it looks bad. I finally made a cover for it, from scrounged metal a friend had left over from a job. The winds always blow north or south, so it only needs the side walls. It rained a few hours after I made it, so it’s already been tested.