Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I found these two rims in my Grandpa barn, thirty-five years ago.
Front side of the rime with Dodge hub cap
size 16x5 

Side of the rim where the spoke are comes through

The pair still have the Dodge hub caps 

Wooden spokes 

 Backside of the rim

Another view of the backside of the rim

Front side without the hub cap

Close up of the front side of the rim

If anyone should have any information on these wooden spoke rims.  I would like to know the year these wooden spoke rim were made and what kind of vehicle they were used on.
They are in good shape the wood is solid,
 but need painting.
Please leave me a comment below or email me at simplemanmakinitdo@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


 Simple Man Makin It DO

By using this an old hand corn sheller, which I have  bolted to a wooden box. 
 I placed in a shucked ear of corn.

Turning the handle to shell the corn off the cob

Can you see the corn as it falls into the box?

Closer view of the corn sheller, corn is all shelled

Here is our flock of Chickens enjoying the corn

Close up view of the corn sheller, with a Hen checking out the feed box


This old corn sheller, has seen many years of shelling corn. Now I use it to shell the corn, cuts down on the price of buying it already shelled in a bag.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009


Notice the top on my tractor,
I cut the top off an old golf cart and welded it to my tractor,
Thats Simple Man Makin It Do!

I bought this saw off Craig's List for $30.00.
I am told it is a Swing saw or Cut Off Saw.
Looks to me like it has an old rear end out of a T Model Ford for the drive box.
Someone has rigged the saw to work off a PTO on a tractor,
instead of a leather belt drive.

I am told this saw was used to cut the lengths needed
for stove wood,or wood for the fireplace.

I hooked the saw to my tractor, You know I just had to try it out!

View of the drive shaft to the PTO

View of the Saw Blade, which needs a good sharpening!

View of the log rack, for safety it has a blade guard
Ready to Cut Some Wood! Let's Try it Out!
The Log Rack goes back as I press on the log.
Close up of the saw blade in motion!
It is not as dangerous as I thought it looked!
Back then they were looking for a easier way, than a safer way of cutting logs.

As I was cutting the log, I was thinking it is hard to believe:
Some man long ago said to himself:
This is a easier way to cut wood! Than Using a Hand Cross Cut Saw!
I will never complain about my Chain Saw when it does not want to start Again!
If you know something about this old saw,
Leave me any information by clicking on the word comment below.
Or Email me at
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Saturday, July 18, 2009


Owen Creek Fall is on the Natchez Trace,
about fifty three miles before Natchez, Mississippi
This once was a thriving fall, but now the fall only runs after a rain.
A small rain happen to come the day we were here.
Owens Creek Fall is a just a little piece of Nature that has with stood time.
You can listen to the water fall as it trickles down into the pool below.

Stairwell leading down to Owen Creek Fall
Rock Path above Owen Creek Fall leading to Rocky Springs

Yes! This is Enjoying Life!

Watching as water trickle down into the pool below

View of the pool of water collected below Owens Creek Water Fall
I think I will just stay here!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009


Now what can I do with this round empty propane tank to recycle it?

This round propane tank is going to be a Big Bobber!
You know, like the tiny ones you fish with!
The chickens are running around looking for a worm,
for it has to be big!

Simple Man Making It Do!

I painted the round propane tank red and white.
Added a red empty paint can upside down for the top.
How do you like my Big Bobber?

Leave me a note on what you think of my Big Bobber,
by clicking on the word comment, below.