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

DIY Candle Wax Dipper
Did you know there is a way to put out candles with no smoke or wax splash? Me neither until I learned about wax dippers. I was the guy that always threw the lid on the candle and watched it smoke until it flamed out. Turns out there is a […]

DIY Homemade Candle Wax Dipper

DIY Reinforcing Members Mark 4 Burner Griddle 1
A fun little project I just completed was reinforcing a Members Mark brand 4 burner griddle to prevent future warpage. The more expensive BlackStone griddles already have this reinforcement. Money saved with same end result = Winning. TL;DR Too Long; Didn’t Read (Wifey just taught me about this so I […]

DIY Reinforcing Members Mark 36″ 4 Burner Griddle