I like to eat!
Nice brunch at Café Orange before we leave for Arizona
your tool belt blog is slowly turning into a tattoo blog. way better. get more ink man.
Thanks, I’m working on it.
Hey, that’s me as well.
Chad Koeplinger - Traveler
My son looks amazing—thanks Chad!
Hey look, that’s me ;)
Yay! Now I just need 100 followers;) Happy holidays to you all.
Friendship tattoo with my Mom. Can you guess which one is mine? Done by Arno at PSC tattoo in Montreal. My Mom’s first tattoo, and she was tough.
Last one of 2013. Not nearly as many hours this year as last, but that’s how things go.
The belt is still serving me well. I enjoy the suspenders, but after wearing them for several months the leather has had time to stretch out. That has meant an annoying propensity for the shoulder pads, chest strap and yoke to move out of their comfortable position. All relatively easily fixed. A few stitches through the shoulder pads and rivets (Chicago screws in my case) to bind the other components.
Not a long week. Two more or less rainy days. Not too sure how rainy because I stayed in my nice warm bed!
Switched things up again. I think this may be the ideal setup…For now.
It’s worth taking a look at some of the earlier photos. The change over time has been gradual, but is quite pronounced.
Hey, I love your blog! I am a huge geek when it comes to gear. In the past year I quit my desk job and am now taking a Trades program at my college. I am leaning toward electrical/carpentry. How did you get involved in the trades and how was the first couple of months?
Hi there, you have some pretty nice photos yourself!
I too took a trade program. I went in straight from high school. My program was strictly carpentry, but the more you know…
I loved the trade school experience. Lots of interesting things to learn, and my first time actually having an interest in the material being presented. It was interesting as well because I found at first that I was far better at the theory than the practice. That balanced out in time.
Good luck, and keep me posted!
Another week of the same. The excavators must be paying to play!
I like the patina developing on the pads of the shoulder straps. I may switch the calculator over to the left and put back the hammer loop. I like to play around and see what feels most efficient.
Times have been slow at work. It’s the first time I have seen the excavation company dig, back-fill, compact, then remove the same compacted soil. Not a real model of efficiency.
I decided to minimize my carry a bit, removed the homemade pliers holder, and the extra hammer loop. Seems to be working out alright so far. The beauty of a modular system.
Hey man, I work as a union carpenter, I'm looking to replace my belt, the occidental looks like a great belt and judging from what you post it must be, any reccomendations or opinions?
Hi, thanks for looking and taking an interest.
I think that Occidental has really cornered the market on high end tool belts. They are not inexpensive, but I think they are worth the investment.
The only thing that may not be evident from my photos is that the nail pouches are quite large. In my line of work I think I could have been amply served by the trimmer bags in terms of nail capacity. If you use many types of fasteners, or have lots of small tools, the setup I have is ideal.
Good luck, and post a picture of your new bags!!!
1,000 likes! Yeah, I enjoy a lot of pictures.