Archive for April, 2012

Work Bench

work bench

What could possibly make you feel more MANLY than having a workbench, either in an unfinished basement, garden shed or garage?  It can be a place to get away for a minute to work on a project or fix something, and also a place to keep your tools organized.

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Garage Storage Hoist

storage hoist

Most garages have quite a bit of overhead space that can be used for storage.  One way to take advantage of all that extra space is with a hoist.  Hoists can be installed in a garage to store bikes, kayaks, canoes, jeep hard tops, truck bed shells, car-top carrier pods, ski equipment, and more.  (Just about any of the things you need to store within the weight limit).  Here’s a hoist I installed in a garage to store a car pod:

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Heaven’s Half Pipe

skiing heaven's half pipe

A buddy Paul Knudsen and I had a fun hike to a place called Heaven’s Half Pipe on the south side of the Alpine Ridge to enjoy some Spring skiing.  We started up in the afternoon from the Schoolhouse Springs Trailhead hiking the 3 mile approach.

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Plyo Box

Plyo Box

A friend recently had me build some wooden boxes for his crossfit workouts.  Crossfit is a fitness program where you do a variety of movements that exercise multiple muscles at once within a short amount of time.  When used as part of a crossfit regimen, ordinary wooden boxes become plyometric or “plyo” boxes, that provide an intense workout.  How do you use them? You jump on them to develop strength, speed and explosiveness.

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