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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Professor of Greek and New Testament and Chair of the Division of Bible at Oklahoma Christian University.

Regluing an old rocking chair

The lovely CJD bought a vintage rocking chair on FB marketplace. It's been nicely refinished, but most of the spindled needed to be reglued. So, I blew it apart and put it back together with fresh glue. I thought I would bring you along.

I fixed the fobs ('16 Hyundai Santa Fe)

The little rubber or silicone buttons on both fobs for our '16 Hyundai Santa Fe rotted away so that they both became unusable. New fobs cost a FORTUNE! So, I fixed old ones and saved a TON of money. I won't be able to make much of a judgment on th...

Tools that I'm glad I have (5)

First off, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you had a blessed Christmas and that you will have a fantastic 2023!For the 5th installment in the "tools that I'm glad I have" series, I'm highlighting the tools that help me get my cars off t...

Tools that I'm glad I have (4)

Not all of my DIY jobs have to do with working on cars. I also enjoy refurbishing old furniture (despite my impatience for sanding) and generally making old things new again, making simple but functional furniture, and fixing things around the hou...

P2122 (reprise)

The diabolical DTC (diagnostic trouble code) P2122 has returned. This is the code for "throttle/pedal position sensor/switch D circuit low." You may recall that a while back (Oct. 14, 2022) I addressed this code by replacing the throttle pedal. Th...

Tools that I'm glad I have (3)

It was only a matter of time before we started getting to the ratchets and socket sets. I have more than are in the photo above, but these are the ones that I use the most. No, they are not Snap-on or Mac Tools or any of that fancy stuff. I'm a fa...

Tools that I'm glad I have (2)

It's time for the second installment of "tools that I am glad I have," a little blog series that I started a while back. In this post, I'd like to put the spotlight on my flashlights (yeah, I know, it's a bad pun, but I couldn't resist). I actuall...

That Fall feeling

Well, here in Burlington, Ontario, it doesn't really feel like Fall. At the writing of this post, it'sTomorrow it'll be about 10 degrees cooler, so that will be nice. But this post isn't necessarily about the weather; it's more about the feeling I...