Showing posts with label odds and ends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label odds and ends. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2019


So if you follow football, there is only one word for the game between the Patriots and the Chiefs yesterday "WOW". Haven't seen a game that exciting in a long time.

Coach Belichick analyzed the opposition well. "Destroy their defense and keep Mahomes off the field", worked well for the first half but watch out for the second half, here comes Mahomes, ha, ha. Best last quarter in resent memory, ended in a tie.

The Patriots won the coin toss for the overtime, and Brady put on a clinic on how to march down the field for a touch down and the win.

Gronkowski was outstanding, Belichick had him doing double duty to confuse the coverage, you never new if he was going to be blocking to open up a laneway or receiving from his tight-end position.

In the end lots of old time experience won out, but now that Mahomes has his first year under his belt, watchout, here come the Chiefs.

The Saints got robbed, the Rams will be playing the Patriots in the Superbowl.

                       What, we won again? LOL                              Gronk, are you a blocker or a reciever? ha, ha.

So the second "WOW" today was that awesome "Super Blood Wolf Moon" we got last night. A full moon in January is a Wolf moon and the total eclipse of the moon gives it that orange reddish color. It was -40 degrees last night so I wasn't going to stand out in a snow bank, the pictures were taken at a angle through less than spotless  window glass, so they are not that great.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Yet Another Odds And Ends

So this is 2019, one more year and I will be officially an "Old Man" ha, ha, ha. I have been enjoying the freedom to do what I want, when I want for 9 years now, hopefully lots more, lol.

So it's been a long break from posting here. We have been under the so called "Polar Vortex" for almost a week now (don't worry Toronto it's coming your way ha, ha) with temps in the -30's and wind chills in the -40's. We have had our share of snow as well. My well head is not usually buried till the end of January, a little early this year.

So in addition to enjoying holiday food and drink, I have been catching up on lots of reading in front of the fire. Here are a few of the titles I have enjoyed, I believe most are available free on the Internet Archive, "The Human Instinct" by Kenneth R. Miller, "How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, "The First Three Minutes" by Steven Weinberg, "The Rise Of Homo Sapiens - The Evolution Of Modern Thinking" by Frederick L. Coolidge and Thomas Wynn, and finally "A Hedonist Manifesto - The Power To Exist" by modern French philosopher Michel Onfray. Joseph McClellan translated the volume from the French and in his introduction included this rant from one of Christopher Hitchens many books. Print one of these off, and the next time a Jehova's Witness comes to the door hand him one of these, lol.
Thats a touchy subject, so enough of that. I mentioned in a previous post that it would be nice to build a couple of small cabins down by the creek on my property. Here is a very nice small plan for a one room log cabin with loft sleeping arrangements. It is small enough that a small wood stove or fireplace would keep it comfortable summer or winter and if you have any building experience, this would be a quick construction. If you can get a small supply of straight 10" or 12" pine the longest being 18', your good to go. Even this old fart can still play with a log that size. If you have a larger property or a small piece of nature somewhere, this might be just the cosy little getaway for you.

I mentioned reading but I can't forget some of the great football going on with the NFL playoffs. Every once in a while new young blood shows it's face and you can't help but go "Wow I like his style" It often ends up less than you had expected, Newton and Wilson come to mind. I am looking forward to a very exciting game between the Patriots and the Chiefs this weekend. It's to bad they are in the same Conference. This match up between old blood and new blood would have made for one exciting superbowl. Not to take anything away from who ever moves on between the Saints and Rams.

Brady, 41 years old, overflowing with records.  VS  Mahomes, 23 years old, can he deliver the proof?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Odds And Ends 3

So I got a few minutes this morning, here are a few odds and ends pictures from some of my picture files, collected from around the web.

Here is a picture of a die to forge a mouse on the power hammer, to accompany the bear in this post Forged Bear For My Future Gates. You can go into production with this set-up, ha, ha.

Remember in the previous post I said a treadle lathe is not really an option in a small shop, well here is a picture I found that say's, "I am full of it" ha, ha. This compact treadle lathe is incorporated into a tough little bench. Not a great picture, but you get the idea.

Remember this post From Engine Block To Engine Mill. Here are a couple more pictures of the concrete lathe that I mentioned in that post.



Sunday, April 29, 2018

Just Checking In

So I have a bit of time on my hands. I have been working on a few files today and came across a few interesting pictures. Figured a few people here might like the share.

I call this one "Nothing New Under The Sun". If you recall I posted the one on the left in a previous post.

I call this one "Heaven". This was commissioned for a Ford Motor Co. advertisement in a 20's Popular Science magazine. The children in the picture make it idealized, some might even say soppy but I love the color and the style. Maybe a new future avatar.

This one can only be called "How trusting are you?" 

So how trusting are you? Are you sure your buddy isn't going to step off that ladder, to get a better look, when the nice lady with the low cut top goes strolling by. lol, lol.