January 2009


by Josh on January 30, 2009 · 1 comment

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Well it is not the White House, but when hope comes to Bungalow ’23, this is what you get:   Thanks to Stacy for the idea.  Make your own Obamicon here.

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My Sacrificial Cutting Table

by Josh on January 28, 2009 · 0 comments

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As I mentioned in my DeWalt Tracksaw review, I made a sacrificial cutting table to use with the saw.  The purpose of the table is to allow the material being cut to be fully supported while the cut is made into the sacrificial top.  This should help avoid kickback and reduce tearout.  My table is […]


Cool Tool: DeWalt Tracksaw

by Josh on January 26, 2009 · 9 comments

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For years I have had a table saw on my tool wish list.  The reasons I haven’t bought one yet are complicated.  I don’t have the budget or dedicated space for a big, cast iron contractor saw like the ones I saw at Table Saw Geeks, but portable benchtop saws–though usually more affordable–are also noisy, […]


Frozen Pipes Again

by Josh on January 16, 2009 · 4 comments

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Last year it was the pipes in the master bath on the top floor.  Now the water pipes to the kitchen sink and dishwasher froze up after a string of days with below 0 degree F temperatures. Placed over the tuck-under garage, the kitchen is always the coldest room on the main floor this time […]


What I Built During The Holidays

by Josh on January 11, 2009 · 9 comments

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When my buddy Aaron invited me to help with a building project at his house on New Years Day, I knew I had to help.  Several hours and 3,417 lego pieces later, I’m pretty proud of this technological terror we created– the Lego Death Star II: Like most of my projects, this one doesn’t look finished, […]


New Year, New Design

by Josh on January 9, 2009 · 5 comments

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Restless blogger that I am, I decided a few weeks ago that the site could use a design update.  Although I started out intending to do something simple, I ended up completely redesigning the logo and making many changes to the layout, colors and text design, too.   There are still a couple tweaks left […]