Need Countertops on a Budget? When we were making decisions about what to do with kitchen countertops on our homestead, my mom told me about contact paper countertops. When she was a young girl, my great grandmother would recruit my mom and her sisters to change out the contact paper in her kitchen. It took […]
See how we installed a dryer vent in the middle of our house During our mobile home reno, figuring out how to install our dryer vent in the middle of our house proved to be a bit of a challenge. Before giving up and changing the house layout, again, I found a product that allows […]
East Texas Homestead Update (Mid 2015) Can you believe that this year is just about half way over? Me either! It this post, I’m going to give an overview of what’s been happening on the homestead. In some ways it feels like very little has happened in 2015 but when I start placing it all […]
Sharpening Chisels With Sandpaper is Cheap, Easy, and Fun
If you’re like me, you’ve got a chisel or two that you’ve abused. I now make a conscious effort not to chip and dull my chisels but my past haunts these tools. A while back, I learned the skill of sharpening chisels with sandpaper. This easy task takes just a few minutes and will put a huge smile on your face when you use your razor sharp chisel.
We removed the manufactured home’s front door and replaced it with a hand carved wooden door. We’ve been busy the past few weeks on the future homestead with various projects. We’ve replaced the front door, which was a much larger job than expected, picked up free carpet from a friend who was replacing it with […]
We’ve been busy working on the back side of the future homestead’s manufactured home. By the time we’re done with this It may as well be requalified as a site built home. At any rate, last weekend we removed the back window of the living room and replaced it with a sliding glass door. While we […]
This weekend we started preparing a Raised Comfrey Bed to plant this spring. This bed has a couple purposes. 1: The comfrey leaves will be sold to midwives in East Texas to be used in their practice. 2: The comfrey roots will be harvested and sold as cuttings for propagation. If you’re not familiar with […]
I purchased this Kobalt 1-1/2 PVC Pipe Cutter on the recommendation of the Lowe’s sales person.
After the second cut, I could see slight damage to the PVC cutter blade. None of the cuts were what I consider to be good cuts. The 4th cut, in the video above, actually broke the blade in two places and shattered the PVC pipe instead of cutting it.
I give these Cobalt PVC cutters 1 out of 5 stars and will be taking them back to Lowe’s in the morning for a full refund.
Take a look at the video below and watch the Kobalt pipe cutter blade break and shatter the PVC pipe.