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A beginner's guide to stick welding

By Alex Simpson  |  September 19, 2017

I started learning to weld with a gasless mig wilder about a year ago. Mig welding is a lot easier than stick welding for basic welds, due to the way the core is fed out of the tip by the welder. This is perfectly fine when you are making a bracket for your car inside your garage. But eventually we plan to raise the roof of our bus, and we won’t be fortunate enough to have an indoor workshop big enough to store it and work on it. And working outside, in the elements, mig welding just wouldn’t be appropriate. To achieve the strength of weld we would need, we’d have to use a gas mig welder, which is very susceptable to wind blowing away the shielding gas. This video here by ChuckE2009 also strongly influenced my decision to switch.

Making sure it’s square

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Pallet recycling: Round 2

By Alex Simpson  |  August 12, 2017

Hello again! Glad to have you back. We have been two very busy little bees over the last few weeks. Bridget has been putting a lot of blood, sweat & tears (quite literally) into our new TV cabinet, and I have made a… well, I don’t really know what you’d call it. It’s essentially a covered platform, acting as a little home for our beloved barbeque and clothes dryer.

The worst part about woodworking… sawdust everywhere

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Our learnings so far

By Bridget Porter  |  June 25, 2017

There are many things in this world that bring us joy, and they vary greatly from one person to the next. For some people, it’s being in love; for some, it’s climbing the career ladder; sometimes it’s as simple as a beautiful sunset. For me, one of the things that makes me feel truly good is learning. And I’ve not always felt this way. I think it’s a relatively recent development. There is just something so magical about learning. It’s exciting and inspiring, and a nice little reminder that the world really is our oyster.

Sunset is my favourite colour

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