Parts list for Radiant Heated Floor 30x48 Pole Barn
Check out this information packed article for my research, tubing layout, and a detailed list with links for all the parts I bought. I spent a LONG time researching all of the different things I needed to buy to install the radiant flooring myself in my pole barn before the […]

Parts list for Radiant Heated Floor 30×48 Pole Barn


Steps to building a pole barn
Time for an update. Crews will be showing up starting tomorrow! This will bring us up to date on the pole barn pad and some pre-work we have been doing with skid steers, chainsaws, stump grinders, and trailers.

Progress Report 3 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build



DIY Receiver Hitch Snow Plow Using Offroad Winch
Quit breaking your back in the driveway! If you already have an offroad truck with a winch and some skills with a welder you can make your own plow! Here is a write up on how I built a snow plow for the front of my offroad truck using mostly […]

DIY Receiver Hitch Snow Plow Using Offroad Winch


How to repair a vice that is sloppy and won't tighten
A quick writeup today on a broken Wilton vice that a buddy gave me. Apparently it was headed for the scrap pile because it was broken. Turns out it was just a 5 minute fix. Read more to find out what it was and how you can fix yours.

How to Fix a Vice that won’t Tighten or Swivel


DIY Steel Beehive Stand with Adjustable Legs and Frame Holder
Today we are building a steel beehive stand for Langstroth style hives with adjustable height legs and large foot pads so it doesn’t sink into the ground. Also included is a bonus at the end of how to build a frame holder that can be moved from side to side.

DIY Steel Beehive Stand with Adjustable Legs and Frame Holder








Steps to building a pole barn
Staking out the shop, getting semi trucks full of dirt delivered, and spreading it out! Also some quick education on how to measure to see if your building layout is square and how to set string lines with a laser.

Progress Report 2 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build




Steps to building a pole barn
This was a tough one to figure out. The first place I started was calling pole barn builders. Seems like the logical place, right? Well it turns out there is a lot more to it than just getting a builder because they aren’t the general contractor…YOU ARE!

Part 2 Building a Pole Barn – Who is responsible ...


The Ultimate Guide to Auto Darkening Welding Helmets 1
Check this post out for the ultimate guide to selecting and purchasing an auto darkening welding helmet. Welding helmets are critical for the safety of any DIY metal work, whether you are welding or plasma cutting. Without a good welding helmet, you can cause eye stress, skin burns or even […]

The Ultimate Guide to Auto Darkening Welding Helmets


Steps to building a pole barn 3
This is the beginning of my pole barn / post frame building journey. I am detailing all the steps I took to plan my shop and some tips that might help you when you go to build yours. This post will cover the research and initial planning / layout steps.

Part 1 Building a Pole barn – Planning