September 17, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips
Two days ago, I spent over five hours on the Conway Scenic Train. It was a spectacular bluebird day here in New Hampshire, albeit a little cold in the morning as I rode in the open car with friends and co-workers from the train I work on.
This long train ride, probably 30 or more miles in one direction, went from the main North Conway station up through the Crawford Notch at the base of Mt. Washington and then up past the Mt. Washington hotel to the old Fabyan's train station where the Locomotive 216 did a run around to take us back down to North Conway.
In other parts of the world, they call notches mountain passes. We like to be different in New Hampshire.
We crept over the historic Frankenstein trestle that's up at least 80 or more feet over one of the chasms in the U-shaped glacial valley. Wait till you see the video of that! Oh my!
Photos and videos of the adventure can be found at a special AsktheBuilder.com page I built for you.
Tip of the Week - Drilling Steel
Have you ever had to drill into steel? Did you struggle? Did you burn up a new drill bit? Most people do.
As with most things, there's a few secrets you need to know.
Watch my Drilling Hard Steel video and tell me, in the comment section below the video, if you discovered something new. Please leave a comment. It really helps move the needle.
Within a month, you're going to have a chance to win some great tools and cold cash. I'm working on two new games for you to play. If you want to win the $1,000 cash prize in the one game, you better start taking practice photos of your front door.
Product of the Week - Veto Pro Pack MC
It's about the size of a first-grader's backpack, yet it's plenty big to store lots of your hand tools inside it's many handy pockets.
I've got many of the Veto tool bags and I love the waterproof bottom that allows you to set the bag on wet ground on shallow standing water with no fear of getting the tools inside wet.
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