Dr. D.'s Blog

Dr. Dvorak

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

Enhancing the garage floating shelf

I added some storage to the shelf, and a little feature to give my magnetic lights something more to magnet to. I also made it a little easier to grab a shop towel. 🙂

Replacing the car door mirror actuators on the '08 Saturn Astra

Did it work? Watch the video to find out. 🙂 [If the embedded video is taking too long to load, you can watch the video here.]

Mmm... so good!

I've used this recipe for stew once before a long time ago, and we loved it then. I had some stew meat (from the farm) in the freezer, so I thought I'd try it again. It was delicious. Again.

Smells like burning oil

Looks like it's time to refresh the oil pan/sump seal (it's RTV, not a gasket) on the 2008 Saturn Astra.Front left endTransmission end (probably the origin of the burning oil smell)Near the oil level sensor on rear of pan/sump Not a terribly diffi...

Night at the Symphony

We had a great night at the symphony hearing the world-renown Toronto Symphony Orchestra play Joonas Kokkonen's "Adagio religioso" from Music for String Orchestra, Helen Grime's Violin Concerto, and Mahler's 5th symphony. The first piece was absol...

Installing a Wall-Mounted Tire Rack

The garage of the house we are renting is (very) small, so I have to organize well to have floor and bench space to work. So what does a DIY'er do when they have 4 seasonal tires to store? Come along as I install a wall-mounted tire rack I bought ...