Attach Holiday Lights to Steel Siding with Magnets

October 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Holidays, Ramblings

Below is a video on how I hang my holiday lights on my steel siding with magnets.

The magnets are rare earth magnets with a hole like the ones found in this link to amazon.  I have also found them searching ebay for “rare earth magnet with hole”.


outsidemagnet_magnet on string

Porter Cable Model 333 Replace Sanding Pad

September 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Ramblings

After allot of sanding the velcro sanding pads will no longer stick to my Porter Cable 333 sander. Embedded below is a quick video showing me replacing the sanding pad.

I usually replace my pads with the Porter Cable brand replacement pads, the link below will take you to Amazon’s page for the pads.
PORTER-CABLE 13904 5-Inch Hook and Loop Pad (for Model 333 Sander)

But this time I tried another pad from Amazon that was $5 cheaper, the link below will take you to that sanding pad.
Superior Electric RSP29 5 Inch Sander Pad – Hook and Loop Replaces Porter Cable OE # 13904 / 13909

I’ll post an update in a few months and let  you know if I think the cheaper pad is as good as the one from Porter Cable.

Advice for Painting Crankbaits from Dakota Lakes Tackle

July 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Ramblings

I am always interested to know how to do everything and when it comes to fishing one of the best DIY projects is painting your own lures (crankbaits).  My friend Jake has posted some great videos on Youtube covering the best methods to paint them yourself.  You can visit Jake at to purchase the unpainted crankbait bodies and stencils.


Initial Design of an Entryway Locker

September 20, 2009 by  
Filed under build, Ramblings, Woodworking

I have just finished creating a model of an entryway locker that I plan to start building soon as a donation to for a local charity dinner.  When finished I will post pictures of the construction and detailed plans.

Click on the picture below to be able to interact with a 3D PDF model of the Locker.  Note you will need Adobe Acrobat reader installed in order to view and interact with the model.


Featherboard Pattern

January 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Jigs and Tools, Ramblings, Scroll-saw, Woodworking

I needed a feather-board to guide some wood through my router so I drew up this quick feather-board pattern.  Click here for the full size pdf pattern or click on the picture of the pattern below.

Pattern to cut featherboard

Pattern to cut featherboard

I made my featherboard from some 1/2″ thick plastic I had purchased from a surplus pile at a local hardware store.

Featherboard cut from pattern

Featherboard cut from pattern

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