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How To Change Majorette Micro Sonic Flasher Battery

I got this little Micro Sonic Flasher Tow Truck in a local auction lot and I’ll be damned if I’m going to sell a toy without first getting a proper chance to play with it. I searched out how to get into it and change that batteries but all the instructions were for the full […]

Fujifilm NP-120 = Long Life Battery For Drift HD170 Action Camera

I picked up locally (for dirt cheap!) the well out of date but quite capable Drift HD170 action cam and have been playing around with it for the last little while. Because of it’s out of dated-ness accessories for it are scarce and crazy expensive! I did manage to snag the external mic adapter off […]

Alberta Heritage Fund Rail Cars #01

New Blog

I’ve started a new blog and most of my attention has been going there. It’s about my thrift shopping/vintage goods dealing and it’s located at I do have some stuff to upload here, namely picture from Sled Island 2012 that I’ve been too lazy to sort through for coming up on 2 years now, […]

Rat Rod Bike Buildoff #6

While I am doubtful to participate due to work and school wasting taking up all my time I’d just like to point out to anyone who may be reading that the Rat Rod Bike Buildoff #6 has begun over at Rat Rod Bikes. While there are many cycling and bike building forums out there I […]

Adding to the stable – 1945 Westfield Columbia Compax Paratrooper

Here’s my new oldest bike. It’s a skiptooth 1945 Westfield Columbia Paratrooper. I had it shipped from the states so it wasn’t cheap but it was just too cool to pass up! It comes apart into 2 pieces and the handlebars fold down. It was originally designed this way so that it can be strapped […]

Current Project: 1947 Ladies CCM Roadster

This is a bike I’m currently building up, well technically it’s just sitting in the garage but the idea is that I will at some point when I’m not working or doing school work. As much as it will cheese off the purests out there it will end up being a mix of the original […]

Project: Vintage Clock Refinishing

This is a made in the USA between 1945-1949 telechron clock model #3H151 “The Pharaoh” I bought and refinished for my lovely girlfriend for christmas. I used Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner (helps to get an even finish, so says the can) and Minwax Wood Finish Golden Pecan 245. It came out a fair bit darker […]

SNFU, E-Town Beat Down and Burn Hollywood Burn @ New City April 26 2009 (I think)

Wheew it has been awhile! I’ve got some pictures kicking around to post but I’ll get to those as I can but first here’s the crazy crazy SNFU show pictures. It was a long time ago so I might have the wrong name for the one (not Edmonton) band but y’know that’s how it goes. […]

BA Johnston @ The Wunderbar March 22 2009

I wasn’t planning on taking pictures at this one because I only had my little party camera but it was such an awesome show I couldn’t help it! Click for the pictures!!