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.
So after an extended summer holiday I’m back at it. Working on what is to be a cultural center in NDG, a west end neighbourhood of Montreal.
Here’s the wall that Sam built. Well, actually, this is the form for the concrete that has yet to be poured. This will become a cultural centre in NDG.
So my Mom has a blog too. She’s cool like that. I’m not jealous that she has far more followers than I do.
Photo montage of my work repairing the elevated expressway in Montreal.
Hi what is the orange tool under your knife to the right of the picture? Also what do you used the two colour tagged nails for? Haven't seen either in New Zealand before. Thanks - Kiwi Carpenter
The orange thing you see is actually a wooden holder for a lumber crayon. I originally had a screw on end cap, but having lost it I replaced it with the orange end piece that protected a inlet on my washing machine.
The tagged nails are used in my layout work. It was known at the company that I was working for that yellow indicated perimeter bulkhead corners. Orange was used to show suspended bulkheads, such as the transition between balcony and interior slab.
Hope this answers your questions,
My Occidental Leather tool belt one year in. 1817.5 hours worked over 12 months. It fits as well as any glove I’ve ever owned, and is still getting better every work day. I’ve found my setup, riveted things between the suspender loops. I hope it’ll look just as good nine years and 16000 hours from now!