Mitre clamp

Brian
I live in a split level house where a portion has a basement and a portion is slab on grade. The slab part has a foundation wall about 30" above th...
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Garden Gates #2: Gate finished

Brian
Except for painting the raw steel. The straps are set on a dado flush with the surface and the screws are countersunk. The screws are not stainless...
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Gate assembled

Brian
I finally got the upper panel pieces made and the gate assembled. My m&t fitting is a little sloppy. I haven’t picked the door up yet to see ho...
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Garden Gates #1: Getting started

Brian
I took a break from work sleep fish work sleep fish to start building new garden gates for my house. I was only planning to replace the ratty PVC g...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #14: How to fit 10 lbs of beef in a 5 lb bag

Brian
I haven’t kept this blog up even though I’ve made a bunch of lures. I figured this one is interesting enough to warrant an entry. I wanted a very, ...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #13: Super sinker popper

Brian
There is a well known and productive popper made by a company called Superstrike. A popper has a concave mouth and throws water when dragged along ...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #11: Epoxy spinner

Brian
So I’ve been really ramping up my game here and one thing that has bothered me is the final protective coat of epoxy. I was not getting good result...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #10: Night crew

Brian
Night time is the right time for the big ones. Stripers have not awesome vision but they do have very adaptive eyes. I read recently a scientific a...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #9: Wadd Needle

Brian
A needle is supposed to present like a needlefish. Long and slender with no real swimming action. Bass go for it, though (even though I’ve never ca...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #8: Bomb the BASS

Brian
Another oddball. I can’t wait to try it out. The shape is modeled after Little Boy, but the paint is modeled after Fat Man. Carries a lead payload ...
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Surf Fishing Plugs #7: Pencil Popper

Brian
The top one is a store bought pencil popper. I included in the photo so you get the joke, which is there is a type of lure called a pencil popper. ...
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