Hey guys! How’re ya’ll doing?
So, it’s been almost a year since I last wrote something and that’s about to change! I’m really eager to get back into writing along side doing the things I’m writing about. Be it woodworking, forestry, making, modifying, anything you can think of! (Get it? )
This post will just be a semi-quick entry to let you know I’m still around and thinking of new things.
One of the very first things I’m doing is getting back into YouTub’ing; Projects will be documented and videos will be edited for publication. I have set my sights at a couple of simple projects that will get me started, and I have a dream of getting started back in the forest in the near future.
I very recently went and bought myself a new Stihl chainsaw (a very nice and powerful MS 362 C-M). This was purchased with my sights set on getting back into the forest and also I’m getting a chainsaw mill, here’s a link. My chainsaw came with a 15″ bar, but I’m getting a 36″ bar and chain, as the stock is far to small for a mill.
I also have two other chainsaw that I’ going to try and get back in running condition, at least one of them. I don’t quite remember which models they are, but I think it’s an MS 260 and a 0xx series (I’ll find the chainsaw and update). Normally I do all repairs and such myself, but these two are in such a shape that I’m turning them over to a licensed mechanic. The 260 has a “rubber joint” that’s busted in deep in the saw and I’ll just rather not botch the job.
Here’s a cap. of one of the small projects I’m doing, getting back into YouTube and making.
It’s currently in the idea stage, but I’m hoping to try it out as early as this very week, fingers crossed.
Another thing on my TODO list is re-vamping this site! It’s just in the #want stage, but a new template is desperately needed (I feel). This is something that’s just cosmetic, but I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Let’s get it going shall we! Visit: GeirAndersenCustom.com or YouTube.com/GeirAndersenCustom (both are links to my YouTube channel)
Here’s a video of 2 quick Spin & Go’s on PokerStars.
I have decided to start streaming poker & what’not on Twitch, as I enjoy watching others streams and want to stream myself. I have acquired all the equipment I need and some more, so I’m in fact ready to go. It’s a bit hard to pull the trigger for some reason, but I’ll get there. Continue reading “Spin & Go’s”
So, I’m a new member on KeyPicking.com, and what a great forum that is! I ended up listing my TrioVing locks for trade, and today I received the first package. This is an American A1106BLU, and is my first IC (interchangeable core) padlock. I’m not sure if it’s currently 4 or 5 pin, but I had it picked in under a minute after opening the box. My tradesman included another pin (all parts) so I can make it more challenging when I feel up to it.
I’m currently struggling with one of my el-cheap-o locks, it just does not want to pick… I’ve opened it numerous times before, just now it’s decided to go bad on me. And just now, as I’m writing this, it finally decided to give. Gave up to a rake of all things.
On another note.. I need a bigger desk! I have a two screen setup, one 23″ and one 27″ monitor. I spend most of my time at this desk, but it’s getting more and more cramped. I guess I should keep my eyes on Finn.no, looking for a replacement. Keep ya’ll posted.
So here’s my latest addition. It’s a simple no-name 50mm padlock, solid brass housing. I’m not yet prepared to spend $100+ for high-security locks, that’s why I’m sticking to these. I’ve traded for some exciting locks on KeyPicking.com, but it will take a fair bit of time before I receive them.
This particular lock is a bit more challenging then my other locks, leaving me to wonder if i has at least one security pin. I have no way of checking for this, but maybe some time in the future.
My plan today is to buy a locking cylinder brand new, and take it apart (at least try to) when I get home. That will be my first attempt doing something like that, wish me luck!
I consider myself to be a very patient man, in all but one scenario; Whenever I order a package/item/what-not, waiting for regular mail. Most recently my lock pick set! Normal mail from the states to Norway is between 1 and 2 weeks. FedEx Priority: day and a half! Guess which one I chose?
Now I’ve found another impatience: picking! I want to get the lock open as fast as I can, I jump over signs and feelings making it way longer than needed to open the lock. This lock took me several minutes to open, many times. When I took my time and listened to the lock, it could be done in seconds! Guess I have to take my own advice and not rush…
I didn’t get to buy what I wanted today, but I did get these two (also relatively cheap ones). When I got home, I opened them and dug right in. I don’t know if it because I’ve been practicing a lot or what, but both opened in under 15 seconds!
I’ve joined KeyPicking.com, a forum for like-minded. Listed all my TrioVing cylinders for trade, trying to expand my collection of locks and tools.
– These are the three locks I’m currently focusing on, trying to learn the feel and art of picking. All three are no-name China made, and the far right (“Master lookalike”) is so poorly made, both keys and picking is cumbersome.
The two on the left are no problem. I can open both in under 10 seconds. The far left is so small, I didn’t really think I’d be able to pick it with my current setup. Some finagling but it’s actually easy.
All the other locks I have are somewhat above my current level, but I’m thinking of going crazy at the stores tomorrow and buy a boatload of locks, padlocks, anything, etc.
G’afternoon ya’ll, long time no write…
Lately I’ve been on a huge #locksport #keypicking binge! For years I’ve been interested in lockpicking, but I haven’t been able to find picks, and so it’s only been at the back of my head. Last weekend I came across bosnianbill’s lock lab, YouTube channel. After watching a few videos, I found links to websites selling picks and accessories. A bit of looking around and I found a set I liked, along with some plug followers and also a set of tools for warded locks.
When waiting for packages and such, I’m a very impatient man! That’s why I chose priority international FedEx. From the states to my possession in about a day and a half. Made it to me just before the weekend so I could have some fun.
On the left, you can see the set I chose and also a diskus padlock I’ve been playing with. I’m as new as can be, and my skills are almost zero. Even my limited skills opens this lock in seconds! I heard Bill read from a letter in a video about faith-based security. My playing and watching videos really makes a point: locks and such are not secure. A skilled picker can open even the most “secure” locks in minutes.
Here you can see some locks I picked up from our locksmith store. I just asked if they had some old locks laying around, and this is the result, along with some padlocks I already had.
I’m nowhere near able to open these locks, but if I don’t try I can’t get better. Alright, enough writing for now… It’s back to videos and practice!
Hey guys, about time to write something again.
A couple of days ago, I picked up a free lawnmower and got it home to do some work before selling it again. It was given away as non-starting, but it had been run a couple of weeks ago. I did some very basic testing like spark, air filter, etc. Nothing bad, except the fuel smelled funny, almost like diesel. The previous owner said she had run it dry, and then filled it up and couldn’t get it to start again. I’m going to empty the tank, open the carb and clean it out and hope that sorts it. It fired for a second or two, using start spray directly in the carb.
Doing those small tests, brought be an idea; I’m going to start a new series of videos on my YouTube channel. Pickup 2 Profit, sounded like a great name so that’s what I’m going with. Here’s a link to my first video in the series. This first item, I’m doing in multi part videos, however I think I’m going to make 1-video “shows” that are a bit longer in the future.
Hope to see you again and I hope to have you watch, comment, like and subscribe to my videos!
I went an did it… I splurged on a new camera for my videos. Having used a camcorder up until now, this time I went DSLR which I’ve wanted to do for some time now. I used to be really into photography and have an early Canon EOS 400D, with no video options.
For once, I did a lot of research, and landed on Canon EOS 70D or 700D hopefully the former. The store didn’t have a 70 in stock, and I didn’t want to wait for them to order and get one, so I ended up with a 700D, which covers all my needs.
More in depth post as soon as I’ve used it a bit, and can say I have an honest opinion.