Drill Press

We bought a drill press at Ottawa Fastener and Supply Shop’s ‘April Tools Day’ event on Thursday.  The worker who helped us, Bruce, was a wealth of information on buying the right tool to meet our needs, assembly, use, limitations, and care of the piece.  He listened to our requirements, helped us decide on the right model, and even helped us save some money too.  My hat goes off to him for a job well done.

Yesterday, AJ, myself and my Dad convened in the garage to put it together.  It’s a mighty good thing that Bruce gave us such a good tutorial because the instructions that came in the box certainly left much to be desired.  Regardless, we got the thing together.  Ooohh it’s a beaut!  We’ll be able to use it for cleaning buckets, putting together bee-hives and so many other tasks.  Picture of drill press in all of it’s glory soon to follow.

 

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2016

My mind is abuzz with questions about how the bizarrely mild weather so far this winter is going to affect the sap flow.  If we don’t get a very deep freeze the season will likely be very short indeed.  A recent trip to Montreal’s Dominion and Grimm warehouse has me enchanted with the amount of specialty equipment there is.  I reigned in the urge to splurge on all the spiffy equipment and gadgets that appeared essential to have.  If everything goes according to plan this year, I’ll add 20-30 more taps if I can.  More on that later.

In other news, my excitement about beekeeping is mounting as I put together my order for equipment and hives.  I’ve been in touch with a man I can order my bees from too.  Oooohh I can’t wait until the spring!