Today in the News: I blew through two computers in two weeks. My wife's old computer blew out on me today, so I'm back to using my old laptop with the screen propped up against a pillow. Do me a favor. See that advertisement on the side? Click it. I need a new computer. :) [Edit: For some reason, adSense won't show up now on the blog. Grabbing my hair - "Damn you, adSense, you damned dirty apes!"]
The other night as I was laying in bed looking for something completely unrelated on craigslist (no, it wasn't a hooker), I found a pedal wheel. I've been wanting one for quite some time and this one, to me, looked like a steal at $60.00. I emailed the guy and asked if it was functional. He said it needed some fine tuning, but that you could sharpen stuff with it. When I showed at his house, I couldn't even talk him down. I fell in love!
I brought it home and set it up in the shed. Haven't had a chance to touch it since Friday when I got it, so I gave it a go today.
Found this hatchet on the dump the other day. Western Cutlery. Heard of it? I hadn't. I did an online search for them and people are asking stupid money for them. If you want a good deal on this one, hit me up. ;)
In my conversations with Uncle Bern, he told me that the pedal wheel that he uses rotates the wheel towards him, or at least that's how he does it. I tried it and it felt awkward, so I spun the wheel the other way and started pedaling.
It threw the wire edge back and forth for a bit. The hatchet needs more attention, but I just wanted to see how the wheel worked. So far, so good. This wheel is old school cool!
In discussing it with the guy I bought it from, he thought it was a 1930's Sears and Roebuck deal. I can't find any evidence of that, but it sure is cool!
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel.....out.