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 2
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

Front Winch Bumper Build with Receiver Hitch for Suzuki Vitara Chevy Tracker 2
We have been on 3 wheeling trips with PJ (our long term Suzuki Vitara) so far and haven’t gotten stuck… yet. However it is only a matter of time before it will happen or something breaks and we need to be extracted. Check out the winch we bought and Part […]

Part 1 – Front Winch Bumper Build with Receiver Hitch ...

DIY Mower Deck Repair Welding Patches 1
It is tough when you have a mower that still runs good but is starting to rust out. This mower was still working fine, but the deck had a couple of large holes in the front due to rust. Read more to see how we got it fixed and back […]

DIY Mower Deck Repair – Fixing Rust and Patching Holes

Folding@Home - DIYMetalFabrication
Just like us metal fabricators, Scientists have tools too (except theirs are way more expensive). One of their tools is computing power which just happens to be something we personally can help them out with. Read more to see how you can help them create treatments for Coronavirus and other […]

How YOU can help with COVID-19 / Coronavirus