Football started today.  I don’t watch a ton of TV but I do need to be able to watch the Brown, however painful that endeavor may be.  When I bought my house there was a 50 year old antenna on the roof.  I wired it up to my TV, and it has served me well for OTA HDTV signals.   Unfortunately, an ice storm took it out this past winter .  So I had to install a new one.


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TV Stand Part 5


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As a side project, of the side project, which happens to be a side project I tore apart this old vice which is not working.   It’s missing the nut for the screw.   Through pure luck I found out how to get the nut, so I’ll be getting that next week.   I plan on hitting it with a wire wheel and then painting it.  I’ll probably have to build some some rig to hold this new nut in place.





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TV Stand Part 4


This is the work bench I want, in my mind.   First, I am just starting out so I really don’t deserve that work bench.   Second, I probably don’t have the skill to make that bench.  Third, it will take me forever to make it because I don’t have the skill and I don’t deserve it.  Fourth, it will cost a fortune.  So I am going to attempt to make something similar but quicker and cheaper and with stuff I already have.   My entire table is going to cost less than just one of the vices on that table.


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TV Stand Part 3


I think one of the most important things in life is understanding your own shortcomings and knowing what you can change and what you can’t.   I’m a perfectionist and I have ADD.    I am aware of both of those things.  I try to use them to my advantage and I am often successful but sometimes they get the best of me, and I end up in a maze of unnecessary complexness. 





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